Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
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I have an install of Mint that I might want to reinstall. I've used separate partitions for my /, swap, and /home. If I reinstall will it wipe my data out of /home? I'm a little nervous because back in my Mepis days I recall a specific option to keep your /home partition between installs. I don't rememebr seeing this option in Mint. How do I reinstall Mint without losing /home?
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During the partitioning phase of the installation, choose manual, and do NOT check the box for formatting your /home partition. Anything you have stored in /home, including your settings and hidden folders, should still be there after the reinstallation. Make a back-up of your most critical files just in case of an unforeseen emergency. I have done this method numerous times with no problems. Good luck, and have fun.
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