[ubuntu-uk] From 10.04 to 11.10?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 18 12:47:35 UTC 2011

On 18 October 2011 13:42, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> I presume I can't do an in-place upgrade?
> I'm currently saving the contents of my Home directory as I write this so as
> to be able to install 11.10 and the copy the Home directory back.
> Is that the only procedure?

No need to copy it back (though a backup is always a good idea).  When
you install go to the "Something Else" option when it asks how to
install it, select the current ubuntu partition, click Change (I
think, something like that), select the mount point as / but *do not*
select Format.  I repeat *not* format.  This tells the installer to
install it into that partition, but because it has been told not to
format it it will leave your home directory as it is.


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