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My current version of 11.10 is plagued with shutdown/reboot bugs that are basically unfixable because of something I did months ago. Coupled with totem errors, malfunctioning recent files... etc.

When 12.04 comes out at the end of April, I have decided to stick with Ubuntu instead of switching to Mac. My filesystem has the following on different partitions:

/
(swap)
/home
/home/Videos
/home/Television

When I burn and run the install disc of 12.04, do I just pick the previous partions out in the advanced mode and then choose to reformat root / to perform a clean install? I don't care about the application packages I lose, I can easily download them again.

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A lot of the user configuration files are in /home. I would think seriously about backing up your data and emails and browser bookmarks and re-formatting /home and then migrate everything back afterwards. Start off with clean configuration files. Otherwise you might still get conflicts from old configuration settings. This is what am going to do. –  grahammechanical Jan 25 '12 at 2:06
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Your plan should work just fine. With that said, I would still advise backups ;)

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Of course, thanks for the confirm. –  Brian Graham Jan 25 '12 at 1:23
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