This was, surprisingly enough, nice. I had to reformat the computer today. The OS upgrade broke it badly.

I was able to use the install CD to copy my data directory to the second drive I have. I then reformatted the first, told the OS to use the second drive, and rebooted. I'm already back to where I was (maybe missing a few programs, but no big deal, I can reinstall them when I realize they're missing).

Only out a few hours, and no real impact on me. Except that I'm now upgraded to shiny new #Ubuntu 12.04.
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