I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 currently. I want to replace it with Ubuntu 13.10. For the same, please approve whether my approach mentioned below is right!
I have created a bootable usb stick having Ubuntu 13.10. Before proceeding ahead I would like to add how I prepared my usb stick. Using fdisk, I deleted all the partitions on the stick. I Created only 1 new partition to occupy whole 2GB of space of my usb stick. Then using mkfs created file system of ext4 type. Then using
unetbootin created bootable ubuntu 13.10 from its iso.
When my laptop boots from the usb, the below options are displayed as shown in the photo. (Its not having the option for erasing the current O.S. Rather it has option for erasing the whole disk!!!)
I will select the option of ' something else' & proceed. Then I will delete
swap partition & create the same partitions (
/boot , / & swap) by allocating sizes. ( I think there is no compulsion to create
home partition & so I wont create ).Then I will proceed to install 13.10 on these newly created partitions. After the installation completes, I will login to the 13.10 O.S. Then I will delete all files & folders under
/home directory. Then I will edit
/etc/fstab to mount the previous home partition
/dev/sda8 (this I currently have on 13.04) on
/home directory. Is that a right way please?
Also, may I create
btrfs file systems this time rather than ext4 for the
/ partitions? This fs is new & I should try it out to see how it's better.