View Full Version : [ubuntu] If I wanted to do a fresh install of 11.10 from live cd

November 22nd, 2011, 05:15 PM
Over existing install of 11.10 that was upgraded through through the internet how could I do it without losing home folder, dont care about settings or anything can always redo them?

November 22nd, 2011, 05:57 PM
Take backup your home folder and install 11.10 again and then restore that backup .

while installing the Ubuntu change the mount point to /home and then install the OS again.

These are the two safe ways i know for your issue.

November 22nd, 2011, 07:34 PM

November 22nd, 2011, 07:53 PM
One of the options in the installer for 11.10 will also attempt to install without disturbing the home folder, even if it is not on a separate partition. I can't remember how the option is worded, but I'v'e used it on a couple of machines with success. It's still a good idea to do a full backup though, in case things go horribly, tragically wrong!