Ubuntu – How to reinstall Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail safely?


How can I reinstall Ubuntu 13.04 safely, without losing anything except settings? Is it possible? Or at least keep only programs and the home directory?

I want to reinstall as I have recently experienced various issues like the scrolling being very jumpy and lightdm rendering weirdly. Can someone more experienced explain how to reinstall Ubuntu as I have been searching in vain for days. Thanks in advance.

Best Answer

Note: Re-Installing should not affect any of your documents but, just to be on the safe side, you should do a backup of your documents, including /home hidden files, using something like CloneZilla

Boot your system from CD or bootable USB, and when you get to the installation screen, choose upgrade 13.04 with 13.04 if available, if not choose something else,

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and when you get to the partitioning screen keep everything the same, and un-check the Format check-box.

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For more info see the Ubuntu Reinstallation site

Source:Ubuntu Reinstallation

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