Not formatting hard drive when installing

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I currently have 5.0 installed and my disk is pretty fairly partitioned, in fact, I have a /home partition, so I can save my stuff from one upgrade to the next. I now want to upgrade to 6.0.

The problem is that the manual partitioner won't let me get around ?writing partition table to disk." I really don't want to change anything at all with the way my disk is partitioned. But my fear is that when I write the table, everything will be lost, the head node will be cleared.

On the other hand, I can't just "esc" and move to "install system", because it always moves me back to partitioning the disk.

How do I get around this, what's the technique?