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?
Linux Mint 5.0 RC1 (Gnome)
Dell Vostro 1400 | Core 2 Duo T8300 @ 2.4GHz | 2.5 GB Ram | nVidia GeForce 8400M GS | 120GB HD | DVD-RW |