[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 12.04

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 30 13:04:01 UTC 2012

I'd love to see how you re-install without touching /home if it is NOT a
seperate partition which is the whole point of that link? Secondly, taking
a backup oh your /home partition once you have it is 'walk in the park'.
Thirdly, it is at
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntuWhich states a
couple of times about backing up. "If you do not back up
your important data, your data is not important to you". A a noob back in
9.04, I followed it with no problems - I just followed the instrcutions
carefully (it was hosted on Psychocats back then).



On 30 April 2012 18:17, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 30 April 2012 13:32, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > I think that the passage
> >
> >> When upgrading from a previous release, it is always a good idea to
> >> [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving | move
> /home]],
> >> it gives additional safe guards for your own data. In any case, taking a
> >> backup is recommended.
> >
> >
> > Should be, placed everywhere that a user can upgrade from.
> Why does that give additional safeguards for the data?  If a failed
> upgrade corrupts the home directory then it will do so whether it is
> on a separate partition or not.  Also if an upgrade fails then a
> re-install can be performed keeping existing /home even if it is not
> in a separate partition (by telling the installer not to format the
> partition).
> Finally no inexperienced user is going to be able to follow those
> instructions.  He is more likely to lose his data trying to move it to
> separate partition than he is doing an upgrade.
> Where does that passage come from?
> Colin
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