Okay. SO - i'm positive that there is something simply I am overlooking here... i'm still fairly new at linux and ubuntu so bare with my ignorance please:
i have a setup like this 3.5gb swap, 20gb for /, and 227gb for /home.
if i reinstall ubuntu, do i have to del the entire /home partition? i have a large chunk of media files on there i would prefer not to lose, like, if i had a choice from taking a punch in the stomach from a pro boxer or losing those files id take the punch.
what is my best option here to save the files, without ability to back them up on external meda, and still get a clean ubuntu reinstall?
thanks for the help and holding my hand through this ordeal
btw i am on a plain Ubuntu 9.10 64bit