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October 2nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
I am currently running Ubuntu Studio Jaunty. The way I have it installed is the root files are on my boot drive, and the Home directory, data, etc. is on a secondary one. What would be the best backup/install strategy, should I decide to install Karmic from scratch, as opposed to doing an upgrade?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

October 2nd, 2009, 07:13 PM
Use clonezilla to make a backup of your root partition. Then you can upgrade via update-manager or do-release-upgrade. Or you upgrade via the alternate CD or freshly install the beta via a Live CD.

IMO, it doesn't matter how you want to upgrade, as long as you backup your / partition since you can recover to a working OS if things don't go well.