[clug] Reinstall and reformat?

james canberra james_canberra at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 18 21:17:20 GMT 2004

When I install a new version of Mandrake I typically reformat my / partition 
on hda1 and leave hda5 containing /home alone. I typically want to do a 
"clean install" not an upgrade. This is for home use.

Is there any need to actually reformat the partiitions? A friend has about 6 
partitions (/usr, /home, /boot, /var, /usr/local and something else I 
forget) and asked me which ones he needs to reformat.

I told him I think he doesn't actually need to reformat any of them, but I'd 
ask the list for confirmation.


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