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Maintain /home in new install from same distro and from dif.

Postby mig_akira on Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:51 pm

Hello!

I have a partition for / and for /home. I'm using Mint 5.0 now, but when the final release of 6.0 is out, I will make the upgrade, installing from a CD. In order to maintain all my important files, i should only format the / partition, but leave the /home intact? Is there any problem? The owner permissions will be all right? All those hidden directories with configuration files won't affect in a negative way the new install?

And if I try to install, say, OpenSUSE maintaining my /home partition? Will it be all right, or I should format both the / and the /home partitions in this case?

Thanks everyone!
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Re: Maintain /home in new install from same distro and from dif.

Postby Husse on Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:58 am

If you install a new Mint you can use the same user name but before the install move all hidden files and folders into a backup folder so you get fresh settings. When you need settings you can move the config file out the backup folder
If you install another distro use another user name or you will have problems. But you can save your data in the same place anyway
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Re: Maintain /home in new install from same distro and from dif.

Postby mig_akira on Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:36 pm

Ah I see, thanks Husse! Oh, by the way, when is final version of Felicia coming out? Thanks again!!! =)
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Re: Maintain /home in new install from same distro and from dif.

Postby Husse on Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:23 pm

Oh, by the way, when is final version of Felicia coming out?

When it's ready :)
I think Clem has started to evaluate the bug topic now....
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Re: Maintain /home in new install from same distro and from dif.

Postby mig_akira on Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:18 pm

Good answer hehehe =D
Can't wait! Thanks again!
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