On Tue November 20 2007 10:12, jdd wrote:
this is the install of a power user upgrading an old install.
Sorry, but your assumption is wrong. openSuse 10.3 now recognizes an existing installation and retrieves info from the old /etc/passwd before formatting the hard drive, even when a complete fresh installation is performed.
I know, because I never upgrade. I prefer to do a fresh install of my root partition, keeping only the home partition intact.