install ubuntu without deleting data
cyborg.alpha.v1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 05:15:50 UTC 2010
vijay shanker wrote:
> There is a situation.
> I accidentally lost ubuntu desktop.
> What i was doing is trying to beautify my ubuntu instance by
> installing some themes.
> and after installing few themes, i decided to uninstall those themes.
> and once i did uninstall; every thing is screwed.
> I am able to login in my account but all i get is a tiny terminal on
> left top of screen.
> can you help me out of this
> Vijay Shanker Dubey
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 7:50 PM, Steve <yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
> <mailto:yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com>> wrote:
> On Sat, 09 Jan 2010 14:12:00 -0000, vijay shanker
> <vijay.shad at gmail.com <mailto:vijay.shad at gmail.com>>
> > Hi friends;
> > I am wondering if there exists any way by which I can do a fresh
> > reinstall
> > UBUNTU without deleting current installation.
> Why? How is your drive partioned?
> One way would be to create a new partiton of 10Gb or so and do a clean
> install to that as root and mount your old partition as /home.
> As always care and backups should be done.
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I had this type of situation. What you need to do is boot from the
liveCD and then use the file manager to access your home folder to back
up to a flash drive, or external (usb) hd. Then reinstall ubuntu.
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