carbon_unit wrote:I am still running Daryna and I have a separate / and /home partitions. Can I install without formatting the /home partition or will it cause problems?
Here's what I recommend doing. It's very simple.
1. When you install, format only the / partition. Don't do anything to the other partitions.
2. Once complete, open the home folder of your new / partition in one window, and open your old home partition in another. Be sure to check the "Show hidden files" box in both.
3. Move all your important files from the old home partition to your new home folder. Once you're sure you have moved everything, delete the contents of the old home partition.
4. Follow the instructions on this page
in order to connect your new home folder to your now-empty former home partition.
This may seem unnecessarily backwards or complicated, but after two failed attempts that required two fresh installs in a row, this is what I found to be the safest way to ensure that you save the settings you want from your old home partition without causing conflicts with the settings in your new home folder.