[ubuntu-uk] Replacing Linux Mint 13 with Ubuntu 12.04

Tyler J. Wagner tyler at tolaris.com
Tue Jul 3 08:50:20 UTC 2012

On 2012-07-03 02:21, Daniel Case wrote:
> Is your /home directory on another partition or the same as the Mint
> system? Either way, take a backup somewhere to be sure nothing happens
> (I've had my power go out in the middle of an install before... it
> happens!)
> If your /home is separate, it should be safe, if not... Ubuntu will
> probably wipe it.

Not true for at least four years. This is a quiet feature of the installer.
When installing, choose not to format the partition containing your files.
System directories like etc, var, usr, and so on will be deleted and
recreated. /home will be left alone.

But you should always have backups.


"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
   -- George Orwell

More information about the ubuntu-uk mailing list