[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade vs Reinstall

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri May 15 02:40:26 BST 2009

2009/5/13 Dean Sas <dean at deansas.org>:
> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 04:29, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/5/12 Alan Pope <alan at popey.com>:
>>> 2009/5/12 Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>:
>>>> The key thing is to keep your /home directory tree on a separate
>>>> partition. That makes re-installing much less painful and fiddly.
>>> Not really. You can reinstall over the top these days and it will wipe
>>> everything except /home - even if it's all on one partition. This
>>> gives you the benefit that having /home in a separate partition has,
>>> but with the added benefit of not having to maintain extra partitions,
>>> and the possibility of having space in the "wrong" part.
>>> Not for everyone, some people like separate partitions for /home, just
>>> pointing out you don't have to, to get that benefit.
>> Oh, really? I didn't know about that. When did it come in & what's it
>> called? I'd like to go and do some digging and reading...
> Hardy. See https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ubiquity-preserve-home
> for detail.
> Dean


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