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Re: how to reinstall?

On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 06:42:44PM +0000, michael wrote:
> On 2 Nov 2007, at 18:10, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 06:01:51PM +0000, michael wrote:
>>> sorry to be thick but when I run the netinst CD it knows about the 
>>> current
>>> partitions so if I just  hit 'finish partitioning and write changes to
>>> disk' is that sufficient/right? surely it will either wipe all data off
>>> disk (not what I want) or change nothing (perhaps not what I want 
>>> depending
>>> if the remainder of the installation will effectively wipe current OS and
>>> additional packages and replace with ONLY the raw netInst CD o/s)
>> you can go into the partitioner and edit what it does with each
>> partition: keep as is, ignore, reformat, whatever.
> ah, so the default is to leave data? so I just select 'erase data' for 
> those I want the data erasing?
> ;)

not sure on what the default is as I almost never install :) 

but yes, essentially, you can select what happens to each partition.


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