View Full Version : [ubuntu] Fresh Install, Keep Files?

April 30th, 2009, 06:08 PM
Hi all,

I want to freshly install ubuntu on my PC due to the fact that when I last upgraded I had quite a few problems.

Is there a way that I can freshly install from the CD, but keep all the home files etc? Or am I just trying to be lazy and not backup?

April 30th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Do you have a separate partition for /home or do you only have two partitions: / & swap?

If you have a separate /home, then just mount that partition to /home again but do not format it so you can keep all your personal files and settings in $HOME.