I reinstalled Precise, over the existing Oneiric install and assigned the partitions manually. I have 3 partitions dedicated to Ubuntu. The '/' partition I set to format. The '/boot' partition also I formatted. To retain the home partition with Precise, I assigned it as '/home'.
Two problems have surfaced - 1. The /home partition has been identified correctly by Precise, but none of my data was carried over, despite my not formatting the partition. 2. In my grub list on boot, an extra entry now occurs - Ubuntu 11.10 (11.10) on /dev/sda9
Could you tell me why this could have happened. And how to rectify it? I guess the data's gone, but how to resolve the partition still being linked with Oneiric.
/dev/sda7: UUID="a9c7641a-7579-42a6-90c1-330cffc06e42" TYPE="ext2" /dev/sda8: UUID="ef7ace89-9cfb-4ecc-8a86-654b3f926bbe" TYPE="swap" /dev/sda9: UUID="8d8b94a9-5dd7-42f9-b91e-f4d4de3aa0c8" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda10: UUID="de2f4e35-3e40-495b-bff2-091308b08cb6" TYPE="ext4"
sudo cat /etc/fstab
<file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 / was on /dev/sda10 during installation UUID=de2f4e35-3e40-495b-bff2-091308b08cb6 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 /boot was on /dev/sda7 during installation UUID=a9c7641a-7579-42a6-90c1-330cffc06e42 /boot ext2 defaults 0 2 /home was on /dev/sda9 during installation UUID=8d8b94a9-5dd7-42f9-b91e-f4d4de3aa0c8 /home ext4 defaults 0 2 swap was on /dev/sda8 during installation UUID=ef7ace89-9cfb-4ecc-8a86-654b3f926bbe none swap sw 0 0
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic-pae Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic-pae Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic-pae Found memtest86+ image: /memtest86+.bin Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1 Found Ubuntu 11.10 (11.10) on /dev/sda9