Re: Question on Separate ./home Partition
That's correct, it won't touch your /home at all. I literally did this today!
Originally Posted by Quarkrad
Yes, the install takes place, and it preserves your /home as long as you don't format /. It also makes note of what software you have and then reinstalls that software from the new repositories. Pretty clever, but surprisingly few people know about it.
As a side note - if you do a normal install (no separate ./home
partiton) and choose not to format I assume the install will take place - this means that when you have separate partitions the format option (for the ./home
partition) takes on a whole different meaning. The install will install ./
but not ./home
- clever if this is how it works.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.