I just want to drag files to the drive and be done with it, I want it to be like a usb or external hard drive. Completely separate from my main storage partition. I want to do this because I want to upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10. I would like to make a clean install, to where all my current files are deleted, app data and all. I'm afraid that if i try to restore the files when installing 13.10, that some of the files would be missing or damaged. Tell me, am i being too irrational and paranoid or what?
I have ubuntu installed on only one partition containing everything and I want to backup my personal files without the use of and external storage because I want to start a fresh new install of Ubuntu.