Installing new ubuntu, keeping /home partition

Chris Jones jonesc at
Thu Sep 10 16:25:17 UTC 2009

> What you have planned is just exactly what I have done since Warty
> Warthog (4.10).  It has worked well for me although Windows isn't part
> of the mix.  One thing I had trouble with is that Jaunty's GRUB didn't
> like to see my other Ubuntu boot partitions.  I still am having trouble
> with that and must resort to the SuperGRUB disk.
> When you install be sure that you know exactly which partition is
> your /home and disallow formatting on it.

I tend to make sure I have a complete backup of /home somewhere not 
connection to the machine, like an USB external drive, just in case ...

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