I have a question that I do not know exactly how to address, so I'm deeply sorry if this one has already been posted by other users.
I'm an extremely newbie with Linux, but very eager to learn.
Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my notebook (it works like a charm), however, I'm not so sure about the way I configured my Hard Disk Partitions.
The way I used to do with Windows was to have the OS installed at
c:\ partition, and then leave a
d:\ partition so I could keep all my documents, media and so on things.
Well, I tried to do the same with Ubuntu. I created a partition where I attributed as my
/ and another one ext4 and just let it be. But, as soon as I hit 'next' on the install wizard it said something about not attributing that second partition as anything.
So, I thought I wouldn't be able to use it if I didn't attribute it to something. Then I decided that setting it as
/home would be a good choice, since all my personal things and downloaded stuffs go to there.
But right now I'm wondering if I did the right thing. I mean, if I need to format my computer in the future, will I loose all my things at
If yes, how can I fix that problem without having to reinstall ubuntu again?