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Re: [SLE] New install while keeping /home
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 07:58:53 -0400
  • Message-id: <1146484733.1561.4.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 13:47 +0200, 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?

Yes.

> 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
> - ?
>
> Any gotchas I need to be aware of? (like keeping my passwords etc?)
>
> Maybe a "use existing home partition" switch during install would be nice? :)
>

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998


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