install ubuntu without deleting data

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Jan 10 07:01:26 UTC 2010

On 01/09/2010 09:15 PM, Cyborg Alpha wrote:
> vijay shanker wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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
>> Regards,
>> Vijay Shanker Dubey
> 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.

Oh nonsense. It's quite easy to reinstall directly without affecting
your /home folder, your /opt folder etc. As mentioned in other posts,
all you need to do is use manual partition, choose to not reformat, and
reinstall. Have a look at this thread:

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