On 23/10/06, essam mansour <emansour.os at gmail.com> wrote:
> Unfortunately, I do not have a separate partition for my home.
>> I am going to make a clean instillation.
> This time, I will make a separate partition for my home.
>> Is it easy to make a separate partition for my home using Ubuntu?
yes it should be pretty straight forward, its a normal option in linux
> I have been told that if I make a copy of my Home and use it again after the
> new installation.
> That will cover most of my staff!
>> Do you think that will work? Is that correct?
Yes, since users can only effect their home dirs other than /tmp
normally all their customisation should be there, you can streamline
making sure you have all the same applications after the re install by
dpkg --get-selections > mybackup_packages
debconf-get-selections > mybackup_choices
using the set variations of these will allow you to install back your
old stuff without being prompted with any questions you've answered.
a backup of /etc might help you also in configuring back applications
later(depends on how much configuring/customisation you've really done
with the system...)
> Best Regards,
>> On 10/16/06, Josef Assad <josef.assad at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If Essam has /home on a separate partition, this would be quite
> > painless. Thinking further, even if he doesn't then moving it shouldn't
> > be that tough, and most user-level customizations would be preserved.
> > J
> > On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 07:56:29AM +0000, Conor Daly wrote:
> > > On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 12:16:16PM +0100 or so it is rumoured
> > hereabouts,
> > > John Madden thought:
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> > > > On (13/10/06 12:02), essam mansour said:
> > > > >
> > > > > I have done a lot of customising...
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Your quickest solution is a fresh install of Dapper again.
> > > >
> > > > /me is speaking from recent experience of the same situation
> > >
> > > Is there an 'upgrade' option available on the Dapper CD that will
> > preserve
> > > Essam's customisation?
> > >
> > > Conor
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