install ubuntu without deleting data
froller at tnclimited.com
Mon Jan 11 14:08:48 UTC 2010
> 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:
I concur. My system is setup this way and re-installation is quick and
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 19G 7.8G 9.7G 45% /
/dev/sda2 4.6G 211M 4.2G 5% /tmp
/dev/sda4 429G 94G 314G 23% /Isolibrary
/dev/sdb1 459G 215G 221G 50% /Crypt
and a couple adjustments to home directory that remaps the usual
suspects plus remap thunderbird's *.default directory.
All of this is done, along with custom package installs, via a small
script I wrote. Net results are a scratch rebuild and 90%+ return to
where I was in <40-60 minutes depending on download speeds. Main goal,
no data loss. So I agree with Noop.
"Life is like linux, simple. If you are fighting it you are doing something wrong."
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