I wanted to upgrade from Loki to Juno, with a low bandwidth internet connection, and to save time and effort, etc. So, I tried to use the method from this link: Update from Loki to Juno stable?
But, something went wrong and I ended up with a black login screen without a field to enter password. So, returning to good old plan B, I decided to go with the option of a clean installation.
Please see steps below, to help me identify the mistake and also for a chronology of events:
- Step 1: install loki again (since i had a bootable flash drive with loki)
- Step 2: install unetbootin
- Step 3: prepare a bootable flash drive with Juno
- Step 4: boot and fast forward to installation options
- Step 5: select 'something else' and choose hard disk partitions for /, home and swap
- Step 6: select a 50GB partition with loki to format and install /, select remaining part of the hard disk for /home without formatting to retain old home folder of loki from before the decision to upgrade (did I mention that I don't have any backup of this folder?), setup a small swap.
Now, when I boot into Juno, I see that /home folder draws a blank. 180 GB data remains hidden somewhere. I have come across variations of this problem, but it was easier for others, since, it showed up a separate partition in most cases.
Thanks in advance. Please ignore errors in formatting this question.