Hello All: My question is: Is there a way to reinstall Ubuntu without losing everything, or just do a repair on the OS somehow? I used to choice off the Install CD but it did not work? (Did not even ask for the old password)? I must've done something wrong? or did I? Thanks! this is the details: I almost blew it today: ("http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38335fsck saves" thread) but I got out of trouble safely but this has always been a question for me because: I have had to reinstall Ubuntu 3 or 4 times already (this is why they tell you NOT to log in as ROOT and we dont listen) LOL In every case when I reinstalled the fdisk portion of the Install CD gave NO choice as to reinstall over the same partitions in fact if I remember correctly it gave me no choice but to Format All Partitions as well. So basically I Lost All My Files. (I mean I knew I would, but I had no choice but to go on...so I am not complaining lol). I have used the Advance Install (from CD root menu by F6), and used the other choice off the main menu to Save the Old System choices to no avail?! I do not know why it (Install OS) does not ask you for the old root's password then let you just install the necessary files so you can boot decently?? I never saw such choice so I am asking you! If you know how or know a link please post it for me (and other people). Thank You!