I recently messed my box and want to install everything fresh. I currently have access to the hard disk through the live CD.
I have my home folder which is what contains everything I need in the new system. However, I do not have a external HDD that I can use to backup.
This is the solution I can think of:
I repartition a new partition in the internal HDD (currently there is just one) and copy my home files to that partition.
I install the new OS in the old partition, completely wiping it.
I then boot into the live CD again and copy back the home files to some directory in the freshly installed partition.
Now I want to get the full size of the of hard disk. So I merge the two partitions (thereby keeping the fresh-install + copied home files, and delete the home files in the other partition).
Is this feasible? If so, how do I correctly do this?