I want to reinstall Linux OS, and before that, I think I will partition my hard disk again. (I just use a simple one partition
/ for root, and make Linux automatically put all other directories there).
I often save software installations in
/usr/local. So, my question is: suppose I create a new partition,
/usr/local, and save data there; if I reinstall Linux again, can I continue to use this software and not need to install again?
I'm new to Linux World, so I'm not sure of these things.