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adamogardner
October 18th, 2008, 09:03 PM
I read somewhere about having the file system partitioned so the home directory is untouched like say if I were to install kicky kangaroo. Is this correct? How do I do it?

philinux
October 18th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Psychocats (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome)

Good site too.

adamogardner
October 18th, 2008, 09:10 PM
I had help installing my rig so maybe I already have one. Where can I look, and what does it look like?

benerivo
October 18th, 2008, 09:11 PM
When you install linux it has to format the root partition and so you lose all the data on it. If your /home is on a separate partition then it will be untouched in thge same way that an windows xp partition is untouched by an ubuntu installation. If you don't have your /home on a separate partition then you can move it in to one using these (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome) instructions.

philinux
October 18th, 2008, 09:15 PM
I had help installing my rig so maybe I already have one. Where can I look, and what does it look like?
It would look like this.

cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=fbeeb82a-d82d-4896-b2e6-022d2531c3fc / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda3
UUID=39759482-7d7a-4398-b338-2cdf7ed2e99d /home ext3 relatime 0 2

adamogardner
October 18th, 2008, 09:18 PM
ok I apparently don't have one. Thanks

philinux
October 18th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Dont forget to back up anything important before you start! :)

adamogardner
October 18th, 2008, 11:41 PM
well actually, I don't understand gparted and all that partition and filesystem jargon. I read it every time. But I never know what is going on for sure or where I'm at or what, It's just bewildering.