My PC is ubuntu 14.

My PC contains 2 partitions: "/" and "/home"

I do not want to backup the data in another disk. I want to keep it when installing new version

how to install new version of ubuntu 16 and keep the "/home" untouched and keep the same user

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    @Graham I don't think it's a dupe of that one since /home is already in other partition. – Kulfy Oct 8 '19 at 9:16
  • Why install version 16 when the current LTS version is 18.04? – User24601 Oct 8 '19 at 9:39

To install a new version while maintaining your current separate /home partition, you need to select "Something else" between the options that the installer presents.

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That brings you to a screen where you can designate mount points for the new installation yourself.

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In that screen, assign your current root partition (/) to become the root partition of the new installation. To that aim, you click the partition. You then get an "Edit partition" dialog:

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There you indicate how the partition must be formatted ("use as"), whether the partition must be formatted or not, and where the partition must be mounted.

  • For the partition you currently use as root partition: Use as: ext4; Format: Yes; Mount point: /.
  • For the partition you currently use as home partition: Use as: ext4 (provided it is currently in ext4); Format: No; Mount point: /home.

If you continue the installation, the root partition will be fully wiped. The files on the '/home' partition will be preserved.

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