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    Reinstalling questions

    I upgraded to 8.04 and it broke my Ubuntu. I have decided to reinstall. I have never done this before with Ubuntu so I want to know how its going to work before I jump in. Here is my plan:

    1. Back up my /home to an external drive (its not on a seperate partition.)
    2. Install Ubuntu 8.04 over my old install. (not sure how to do that, any tips?)
    4. (optional) Make a separate partition this time to copy my /home back to. If you could tell me how to do this that would be great cause I have no idea.
    3. Copy my old /home over the new one.

    Side question: Is any of this going to mess up my Windows XP partition?
    Side question 2: Are there any new features or apps that I will overwrite when I copy my old /home over?
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    Re: Reinstalling questions

    Install Ubuntu, go Manual,delete the old Ubuntu partitions. In that 'free space', make 2 'New' partitions:
    10 GB for '/'
    The rest for /home
    Ignore /swap
    The installer will do the rest.

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    Re: Reinstalling questions

    Awesome that pretty much sums up my questions about how to do it. The only two things I need to know are my two side questions. Will it mess up my XP install and will I lose any new features by overwriting my /home?

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    Re: Reinstalling questions

    You have backup your stuff first. No. It will not mess up your XP.

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    Re: Reinstalling questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    You have backup your stuff first. No. It will not mess up your XP.
    Yea I'm gonna back up my old ubuntu /home to an external drive and then copy it back over once I install 8.04. What I want to know is if there are any new features in 8.04 that I will lose when I copy my old 7.10 /home back on top of my fresh 8.04 install.

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