Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
On 11/21/2007 03:55 PM, Stanislav Visnovsky wrote:
The installer is able to detect if there are old installations and get the list of the users also when doing a clean install side-by-side with other linux installation. I believe he referred to this functionality.
I pleasantly discovered that when I did an update from 10.2. I decided when I had 9.3, and upgraded to 10.2, to add some disks and install on a fresh root. This time, I installed 10.3 cleanly on the old and reformatted former 9.3 / (home is on its own). It obviously scanned the 10.2 root and copied over all the users, saving me a ton of work. Next time I will just upgrade 11 over the 10.2 root. I remember how long it took to re-enter everyone when I upgraded to 8.0. Well done!
it's enough to copy /etc/passwd, groups and shadow