Reinstalling Cassandra

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Reinstalling Cassandra

Postby antiquexray » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:36 am

Since my sound up and quit working (see "Need Sound Help" elsewhere on the Forum), it works just fine off the livecd, and I don't know how to fix it, I guess I'm going to have to reinstall Cassandra. I've backed up my home folder, but I was wondering if there's a way to reinstall without over writing the home folder.

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Postby Boo » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:08 pm

you might be able to move you /home to another partition. ... _partition

if not when you reinstall make a /home partition just for this type of thing and upgrades.

Now where was i going? Oh yes, crazy!

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Postby Sorensei » Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:18 am

...and if I might add, once you've got your separate home partition and you reinstall, when you indicate that yes, you want /home in there, doublecheck you have mentioned not to reformat this one... happened to me once, realised the mistake one second too late. Ah, backups are such wonderful things! :wink:
I don't have a solution, but I do admire the problem.

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Postby churchi » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:02 am

yup moving you're /home to another partition is the best way.

last week i tried pclos when i had just moved from ubuntu, then to pclos for a few days then to linux mint.
every time i moved a distro to give it a try, i had my home on another partition and it just keeps (most of) your settings and applys them on the new OS. its a breeze, but so long as you don't format the wrong partition during the install. :o

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