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April 22nd, 2008, 09:41 AM
When i decide to do a fresh install of the latest Ubuntu release 8.04 will i also have to reinstall programs such as PHP5 etc that are currently running under Gutsy Gibbon?

April 22nd, 2008, 09:45 AM
yes, a fresh install is just that, starting from scratch. however, you could try upgrading from Gutsy to Hardy, i've had pretty good experiences with upgrading distributions.

April 22nd, 2008, 09:54 AM
I would try upgrading first. But make sure everything is backed up first.

If it all goes wrong do a fresh install :)

April 22nd, 2008, 09:57 AM
Thanks for the advice both.

April 22nd, 2008, 10:27 AM
A fresh install wipes your harddrive and then install ubuntu, so everything on the drive/partition is gone.