Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-04-2006, 03:41 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can Ubuntu replace Debian without loss of /home/ ?

Debian has given out on me this week and I don't have the time to fix its problems.

I'm trying to preserve a few files on the partition. I don't seem to be able to access the partition (EXT3) from the live CD to back the files up?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu over Debian while preserving the contents of /home/?

Thanks, Oldak.

Last edited by OldakQuill; 10-04-2006 at 03:42 AM.
Old 10-04-2006, 04:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
Posts: 2,088

Rep: Reputation: 62
If /home is on a separate partition, then yes.

In the Ubuntu partitioning screen, tell it to use that partition as /home, and do not format it.

I hope this helps


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
/home partition loss, after kernel recompile dejavu_01 Slackware 6 01-27-2006 10:45 AM
Ubuntu reuse /home/directory coming from MEPIS/debian? lefty.crupps Ubuntu 3 10-11-2005 09:40 PM
Debian + ndiswrapper = Hair Loss!! overbored Debian 5 09-08-2004 07:51 PM
debian + ndiswrapper = hair loss! overbored Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 09-08-2004 04:46 PM
Terrorism related loss of freedoms finally hits home. mocnicom General 18 02-21-2003 11:50 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration