View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installation Question

September 25th, 2010, 04:00 AM
If I reinstall Ubuntu, is there an option to keep my home folder contents without having to copy it to another partition?

September 25th, 2010, 04:49 AM
If you didn't install it to a different partition, then no. You'd have the make a copy of it and move it somewhere else before reinstalling.

September 25th, 2010, 05:02 AM
That's what I figured... sigh. I really don't want to do that lol, but I have an issue going on that I can't deal with, and haven't been able to find a resolution for in the last 3 days. So, yeah... I guess time to reinstall :(

September 25th, 2010, 05:20 AM
What's the problem you've been having?

September 25th, 2010, 05:28 AM
I'm not able to open computer, trash, or network.

September 25th, 2010, 05:42 AM
I see. Ugh. I don't know what would cause that, unfortunately.

A reinstall would probably get it working.

September 25th, 2010, 09:33 PM
I did a little research on it, and it seems to be an issue with gvfs. But nobody seemed to know how to fix it.

September 25th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Can you post error messages?

Did you change permissions?

Which version of Ubuntu are you using?

(you might want to consider requesting a change of username rather than having something with your email in it; just a friendly tip)

September 25th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Here they are.

September 25th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Have you tried just reinstalling Nautilus or gvfs via Synaptic? Maybe something got messed up that a reinstall of the package might fix?

September 25th, 2010, 10:21 PM
Yeah, tried both to no effect.