On 3 July 2012 08:51, Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising@gmx....> wrote:
> On 03/07/12 07:28, Colin Law wrote:
>> If /home is not in a separate partition then when installing ubuntu, if
>> you select the "Something Else" option in the installer and then select the
>> existing root partition to install into but do /not/ select the Format
>> option for that partition then Ubuntu should install into that partition but
>> should leave /home unaffected.
> To be honest, my experience of using the 'something else' option has not
> been good! It's far easier and quicker usually to let the Ubuntu installer
> follow the defaults and then put your stuff back. And you don't get the
> annoyances of forgetting to specify the right boot sector and getting that
> wrong, then having to work from the live-CD to re-install grub. That's a
> pain and often happens almost by default in the 'Something Else' option.
I could not disagree more. I /always/ set up my own machines with a
separate /home partition. It make life *so* much easier when