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Re: [SLE] New install while keeping /home
  • From: David Wright <david.wright@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 13:56:10 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605011356.11029.david.wright@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Am Montag, 1. Mai 2006 13:47 schrieb Dirk Gorissen:
> 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
> - ?
> 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?
> :)
> Many thanks,
> Cheers
> Dirk

I am about to put RC3 on today, but in the previous Beta's 10.1 has always
suggested the /home partition, but specified it for formatting! Just go into
the partitioning tool and change it from format partition to leave the
partition as it is...

"I got to go figure," the tenant said. "We all got to figure. There's some way
to stop this. It's not like lightning or earthquakes. We've got a bad thing
made by men, and by God that's something we can change."
- The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

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