My hard disk is separated into 3 parts. 1. system 2. home (my stuff, work and such) 3. swap
The original idea is that i can reinstall and/or configure and/or experiment with the system without affecting my own data. Or possibly overwrite ubuntu with another distro (i.e. mint) while still keeping my "home" intact. I'm also thinking of making another partition to install mint alongside ubuntu with BOTH sharing the same home directory.
Q1: Can I do a fresh reinstall of the system without wiping out the home dir?
Q2: How can I install mint (or other distro) alongside ubuntu in 2 separate systems dir. but only 1 home dir?
[ am not a newbie, but NOT a programmer, just a power user ]