View Full Version : [all variants] deleting /, but not /HOME ; what do I lose?

April 25th, 2010, 08:31 AM
In other words, I have a multi partitioned hard drive.

My Ubuntu system files reside in a partition mounted as "/".

My data files live on another partitioned mounted as "/HOME".

If I was to reformat the "/" partition and install 10.04, but retained the "/HOME" partition, what would I loose, need to do to retain my 'data' and what drama am I letting myself in for?


April 25th, 2010, 09:06 AM
does your /home reside on a different partition?
if so I don't think you would loose your data but if it is in the same partition then you will surely loose the data