View Full Version : [SOLVED] how to keep /home partition during reinstall

December 19th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Hey there,
I want to reinstall Ubuntu. I have my /home on a separate partition and I would like to keep it without change. How do I have to proceed during the installation? Is there anything I have to be careful about when installing but keeping the /home partition?
How do I specify my /home partition without having it formatted?


December 19th, 2009, 01:32 AM
In step 4, select Manual Partitioning. You will see the list of current partitions. The linux ones will not have the mount points.
Click on your /, then at the bottom on the button Change. Change the filesystem from Not Used to ext4, tick the format box to wipe the old install, and select mount point /.
For /home, change the filesystem to what it was (ext4/ext3), DO NOT tick the format box, select mount point /home.
Do the same for swap (you can't select format for swap).
That's it.

December 20th, 2009, 01:19 AM
Worked great, thank you!