Re: how to prepare /home for clean reinstall?
Thanks again. I did a test run earlier this week, and the sequence that works is:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
That drops me to a command prompt, still logged in as myself. Or maybe logged out, I forget, but I can easily then log in and it will stay in CLI mode. If I want to get back into graphical mode, then
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
noodling around with Ubuntu since Dec 2004; running it on my primary desktop machine since Dec 2005
currently running 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx; nothing but LTS releases for me