When I set up my netbook originally I placed my data(Abyss) and Home directories on sepearate partitions so I could change or upgrade distributions without a major headache.
Now with that done (see set up below) how would I proceed ?
When I install a new distribution it will want a home designated. Is it as simple as manually setting up partitions, select current / , /home & don't format Home ?
Would it just be easier to cp or rsync home to a folder on mydata partition then copy back whatever I think is relevant after install ?
Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 ext4 11G 3.1G 7.5G 29% /
none devtmpfs 995M 284K 995M 1% /dev
none tmpfs 1003M 0 1003M 0% /dev/shm
none tmpfs 1003M 332K 1002M 1% /var/run
none tmpfs 1003M 0 1003M 0% /var/lock
none tmpfs 1003M 0 1003M 0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sda6 ext4 4.6G 374M 4.0G 9% /home
/dev/sda7 ext4 210G 150G 51G 75% /media/Abyss