[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Version Downgrading

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 16 09:58:39 GMT 2010


On 16 November 2010 08:06, Thomas Ibbotson <thomas.ibbotson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14 November 2010 00:04, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
>> On 13 November 2010 22:42,  <bodsda at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm gonna have to run through the installer again then, because I don't remember seeing it automatically ask me about /home,
>>
>> It doesn't ask you about /home at all. It's a kinda hidden feature.
>>
>>> and if you were doing it manually and didn't specify a mount point for /home and didn't format / then would anything actually happen?
>>>
>>
>> If you were doing manual partitioning over the top of an existing
>> linux install (i.e. a filesystem exists which contains /bin /etc /var
>> /usr /home and so on, and you choose not to format that filesystem,
>> and you choose to install on it, then it will recursively delete all
>> files in /bin /etc /var /usr and so on, but _not_ touch /home within
>> that filesystem.
>>
>
> Huh. I reinstalled from scratch yesterday due to upgrade issues with
> 10.10, and I wanted to use this feature, but I couldn't find out how
> to do it. So I created a new partition and resized the old one, giving
> me the chance to copy anything across I needed. Eventually I will
> delete the old partition and expand the new one.

Go down the advanced route on the install, then click Change or Edit
or whatever it is against your original '/' partition and set it to
'/' but do not select format.  That is all there is to it if I
remember correctly

Colin



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