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Upgrading and retaining /home contents

Postby Fergus on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:20 am

Well its been a while since i have been on this forum purely because i have been happy with Bianca. With all the cool stuff going on now i feell its time to upgrade to Elyssa.
I remember making a previous post with all the little issues i had with bianca, it is here so hopefully i wont have to deal with a few of them again. If i get balsa and the 3g card working i'll be happy.

OK so to the point- i wisely decided to keep my /home directory on a separate partition. There are some folders and files i want to keep from that directory and so i my questions is what should i do to retain all these files?
I don't think i will change the partition sizes, although i might reduce my swap partition, however i realise i will have to reformat /. I know i can assigned a new /home folder but i am a little lost on the procedure to transfer files. Should i really just copy the important stuff off to my nas and reformat the whole lot or is Elyssa smart enough to scrub all the bianca specific stuff in my /home directory?
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Re: Upgrading and retaining /home contents

Postby Husse on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:55 am

Should i really just copy the important stuff off to my nas and reformat the whole lot or is Elyssa smart enough to scrub all the bianca specific stuff in my /home directory?

Very good point.
But do not format home - keep it - almost :)
I just answered a guy with the procedure I use for home
viewtopic.php?f=109&t=13275#p83147
Do like that and you'll keep your home and at the same time get a new fresh install
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