My current set up is a dual boot -XP on sda (formatted to ntfs) Elyssa on sdb (ext 3). Unfortunately when I started out, I didn't know the advantages of having a separate /home partition so haven't got one. I am not a power user and still very much a newbie.
I am now planning to do a fresh install of Isadora on a larger hard drive (replacing sdb) while keeping the dual boot. I am trying to make this as painless as possible and retain as much of my current setup as I can. I am aware of the Backup Tool but cannot find the answer to some questions I have ( I have tried searching this list and google) and hope that someone here will be able to answer them:
- What should I choose to backup? root? file system? frank (my home)?
- Will my current Thunderbird settings come across when I restore?
- Will my saved Thunderbird emails come across?
- I can see that, if I also choose to backup my software selection, Wine is included. However, I assume that I will have to manually reinstall the software that I have running under Wine. Is that correct?