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March 29th, 2009, 09:07 PM

My xubuntu 8.10 box is kind of messed up, probably due to some hard power-offs after system crash (caused by a program run under wine).

I want to do a fresh install of xubuntu 8.10 but ofcourse i don't want to lose my home data. Problem: i have no space to back up my home directory.

In the ubuntu wiki i came across this page:

Is this feature already active. Can i re-install without affecting my home data? I have my home on the same partition as root

March 30th, 2009, 06:05 AM
have no space to back up my home directory.

Can you put it on CD/DVD USB external disc?You can not reinstall without losing your data if you donīt have separate home partition.

March 30th, 2009, 10:36 AM
You need an external device indeed..
Depending on the amount of data you need backed up, you don't need to spend much an an external disk or USB-stick or something.. Having your stuff backed up can be handy in the future.