Lost Documents and Photos and desktop files and folders

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sat Nov 8 01:10:35 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 23:53 -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Usually, no.  Unless you have your data on a separate /home partition
>> (as described at
>> http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2006/01/29/move-home-to-its-own-partition/),
> That's actually not completely true anymore. Since 8.04, Ubuntu will
> leave /home intact on reinstall even if it is not on its own partition.

Thanks for the update.  However, I would still not rely on that if you
don't have backups.

> Why not, I do it all the time, it's much faster than waiting for the
> downloads and saves bandwidth.

Simply because /for a newbie/, a CD is much more likely to result in
accidentally reformatting your partition.

Matt Flaschen

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