No wired or wireless network

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Sun Oct 20 22:11:08 UTC 2013

On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 10:17:14PM +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 19 October 2013 21:51, Robert Holtzman <holtzm at> wrote:
> >
> > What are the reasons not to?
> Because, as the OP discovered, they fill up with old kernels, and then
> you're screwed.

What would be the reason to keep more than a few older kernels?

> >> [2] Don't try to fix your old installation. Back up the stuff in /home
> >> and do a full clean reinstall.
> >
> > Ah, the M$ solution.
> Well, also the Ubuntu solution, as "inspired" by Mac OS X. The
> installer explicitly looks for and preserves an existing /home tree
> while nuking everything else. It is a standard feature.

That's the first I've heard of that. Is it an ubuntu feature or a linux
feature? Documented where?

Bob Holtzman
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