My Ubuntu 8.04 is all screwed up after an upgrade from 7.10. I therefore wish to do a clean reinstall but retain settings and preferences from all my programmes.
My data is on /home so no problem. I have a copy of /etc/fstab for mount points. Are there any other directories I should retain - copy back? I read that one should retain /user/local (better still, put it on its own partition) but this advice may be out-of-date now.