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after maintaining a ubuntu install from 8.04 to current (10.10, with some 11.04 aspects) i've decided it is time to do away with it, and do a complete fresh install

as over the years, with all the changes this linux distro has gone thru, and all my changes to it, there is a lot of "junk" that is "littering" my harddrive.

i've tried to go thru the directories, and tried to get rid of this junk, but it is a herculean task...something that is a bit more than i want to do

there will be a memorial service held at 7pm est (8pm cst), i will ask for a moment of silence in remembrance of an epic install, as i will be deleting its backup off my server...and starting a new era for a new epic install
Edited by Transhour - 3/15/11 at 6:36pm
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its done

i gotta say i love flash drives had ubuntu installed and updated in less than 10 minutes
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post #3 of 25
Let there be a moment of silence.....





NOW WE PARTY!!
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why didnt you just use your package manager to remove said junk?

apt-get purge will remove the package and any and all config files and such

it will also inform you of dependencies that were used by a program you removed so you can get rid of those too

its awesome
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why didnt you just use your package manager to remove said junk?

apt-get purge will remove the package and any and all config files and such

it will also inform you of dependencies that were used by a program you removed so you can get rid of those too

its awesome
i did all i could with apt-get, but there was stuff installed that wasn't installed by apt-get

my harddrive was littered with crap, looked like a frat house after a 3 week bender...it was time, i knew it, it knew it...it went quietly without much of a fight...
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That's lucky man, each time I've tried to re-install Ubuntu and have it pick up my /home mount point, it's borked the install :s

Luckily, there's next to nothing in my /home on my netbook, but it's the principal of the thing!!
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I don't recommend "reinstalling" any Linux distribution unless you have some overriding reason such as changing from a single hard drive to a RAID array or something. (And even that doesn't necessarily require a reinstall.) It's generally better to just clean things out yourself.
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Quote:
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I don't recommend "reinstalling" any Linux distribution unless you have some overriding reason such as changing from a single hard drive to a RAID array or something. (And even that doesn't necessarily require a reinstall.) It's generally better to just clean things out yourself.
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I don't recommend "reinstalling" any Linux distribution unless you have some overriding reason such as changing from a single hard drive to a RAID array or something. (And even that doesn't necessarily require a reinstall.) It's generally better to just clean things out yourself.
Do you have a reason for this recommendation that you would like to share with the rest of us?
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Do you have a reason for this recommendation that you would like to share with the rest of us?
I didn't make a recommendation.
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