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Old 11-28-2010, 02:45 AM   #1
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Cool making a data partition and installation of buntu 10.10

hello friends. i wanted to migrate from ubuntu karmic to the latest ubuntu 10.10, but i already have a lots of data on my hard disk in home directory. i was thinking if it is possible to transfer all the data to one directory and make a separate partition of it , so tht when i install a fresh copy of ubuntu 10.10 on my system i need not format this new partition ,which contains al my it possible tht this new partition will automatically get mounted on the new system without the need to execute commands from terminal every time i start my system. if there is any other alternative way for solving this problem i would follow tht too.the reason for my migration is that karmic is really troubling me a lot and so many applications including my sound device have failed to work and i am not able to rectify help ..urgent help
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Yes, that is a very good idea. I have a separate partition for /home, and *always* do (full) re-installs rather than upgrades. Works fine with single step upgrades, don't know about skipping 2.
I also have two separate partitions (other than /home) so I can flip-flop releases, and fall back in need.

Edit: forgot to mention; on the re-install, specify your partition as /home and don't format it as part of the install. Ubuntu will offer to carry across your userid(s) - use the same password(s).

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