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Linux Command Line

January 8th, 2011 No comments

How to Customize your Terminal Prompt

April 4th, 2010 No comments

Open terminal.

Type echo PS1 to get current prompt line.

Type PS1=’something’ there something is
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How to reinstall Ubuntu over existing installation while preserving /home

March 28th, 2010 No comments

Starting in Ubuntu 8.04, ubiquity (the ubuntu system installer) allows the user to install Ubuntu while preserving the /home directory. This allows you to reset your computer to default but to keep your personal files and configuration files. The point of ubiquity-preserve-home is that it’s supposed to work smoothly behind the scenes using Ubuntu’s Installer.

If you choose not to format the partition assigned to “/”, then everything on that partition that would cause problems for an Ubuntu installation will be removed (e.g. the contents of /boot, /etc, /lib, /usr, etc.), but /home and other unknown directories that might contain data will be preserved. Doing this does not require an explicit action by the user, other than choosing manual partitioning and *not* formatting the partition assigned to “/”. This may be used as a last resort to restore Ubuntu to default at the point of installation but will preserve the /home directory.

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