Originally Posted by syg00
If you are going back to a prior Ubuntu level, you simply need to move /home to a separate partition. Then re-install keeping that /home and the same userids.
Simply resize the current system to free up enough space and create the new partition - then "cp -a ..." will do it. All should be done from a liveCD like gparted to ensure no issues with mounted filesystems.
You will need to re-install any apps you added yourself to the base system over time.
My solution to this is to have two (root) partitions I flip-flop between for new releases - keep the same /home. Makes fall-back easy
i don't suppose you could do me the hugest favour and walk me through it? like install live cd>get apt ?>applications>?<select ? it's just i've looked at partitioning programs and they make little sense to me. love you loads in advance :-)