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Thread: Reinstall with my last config is possible?

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    Reinstall with my last config is possible?

    HI! What's it going?

    Excuse me, I have a question. I have deciding intall Ubuntu Gnome in my computer, but before it I'd like save my "home" configuration. If I do it, I'll start my new OS with my configuration? How can I do this backup? I hope that you can understand me.

    Thank you! Bye!

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    Re: Reinstall with my last config is possible?

    If you want to keep your Home folders during clean installs, it's better to make /home separate partition. Even if it's not separate now, you can create it if you have some unallocated space on the disk. If you disk is fully partitioned (all of it belongs to partitions), you will have to shrink some partition to make space for create the /home partition.
    Darko.
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    Re: Reinstall with my last config is possible?

    Thank you for your answer. Now, I've two partitions:

    1. Ubuntu all system with 30 GB
    2. FAT32 partition for to save all documents (videos, photos, music) I did it because I need acces to this disk fron the windows. This partition had 200 GB

    Thank you.

    Afther that, What is your advice?

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    Re: Reinstall with my last config is possible?

    How much space you have used in ubuntu? Can you post the output of:
    Code:
    df -h
    du -sh /home
    Is Windows on another disk?

    You didn't need to create the shared partition as FAT32, ubuntu can work just fine with NTFS.
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    Re: Reinstall with my last config is possible?

    Yes, I have Windows in the other disk. Do you think I could format this disk in FAT32?

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    Re: Reinstall with my last config is possible?

    You could, but formatting destroys all data. You would need to move the data, format it as NTFS and then move it back.

    After that if you are mounting that partition in ubuntu in /etc/fstab by UUID you will have to make adjustments since the UUID will change with formatting.
    Darko.
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