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Re: [SLE] New install while keeping /home
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 20:27:55 -0400
  • Message-id: <4456A78B.6090404@xxxxxxxxxx>
Dirk Gorissen wrote:
> Hello,
>
> A simple question really, and one that gives lots of google results but always
> without the details.
>
> I have 10.1b8 installed and want to reinstall using 10.1RC3 (I dont want to
> simply update to factory). I have a separate /home partition which I dont
> want yast to touch.
> NB: user config will stay exactly the same (just one user, me).
>
> My question:
> - Is selecting the mount point of /home to point to my home partition during
> install enough (and setting format to off of course)? Can I trust yast to
> leave my existing /home/dgorissen alone?
> OR
> - should I first rename /home/dgorissen to /home/dgorissen.bak, do the
> install, let yast create a new /home/dgorissen and then after installation
> replace the new one with the backup version?
> OR

A backup is always a good idea, but if you choose custom partitioning,
you can easily install, without touching /home.

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