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    Re: Replacing ubuntu files (I ****ed up)

    All, this is developing into a great thread. OppressedC, thanks for your original request. Great installation-options information here that I haven't seen elsewhere (I'll have to perform more searches...)

    So, correct me if this summary is mistaken: It is possible to preserve /home (as well as /usr/src, /usr/local, and /var/local) on the same logical partition as /, simply by unchecking the Format Partition option when installing Ubuntu OVER an existing installation. If, so that's EXCITING! -- Linux installation has caught up to Windows. In fact, that's been the only complaint I'd ever had about Ubuntu. I'm sorry I missed it in my Lucid re-install, and I'll be looking forward to taking advantage of it with my next desktop system.

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    Re: Replacing ubuntu files (I ****ed up)

    So, correct me if this summary is mistaken: It is possible to preserve /home (as well as /usr/src, /usr/local, and /var/local) on the same logical partition as /, simply by unchecking the Format Partition option when installing Ubuntu OVER an existing installation.
    Yep!

    It's not over yet, someone needs to update https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/

    Normally I'd do this myself but I am going on a trip, but this would be a great contribution from someone interested!
    Last edited by castrojo; August 25th, 2010 at 11:23 PM. Reason: Actually answer your question...

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