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April 25th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Hi ya,

Now we all know if you keep your /home in a seperate partition you can reinstall Ubuntu without changing anything on the /home partition, keeping your private data safe.

But I've hit a brickwall when trying to reinstall with everything (apart from /boot) in a RAID - LUKS - LVM setup.

I'm using the alternate CD image with a text installation method, but when I get to the partition setup screen, the previous LUKS and LVM seems to of disappeared. The RAID array is still present though.

This means I can't keep my /home safe because I can't see it.

Anyone any ideas on this one?

May 13th, 2009, 12:31 PM
I had a similar problem. Here is my original thread


Hope it gives some useful hints.