Re-installing with files/folders in partitions.
rodd at clarkson.id.au
Mon Oct 11 00:21:12 UTC 2004
> > I want to be able to do a fresh reinstall of FC, but don't want to have
> > to copy my home folder back from a file server after the reinstall. I'm
> > hoping that if I use an existing partition, but don't format before
> > install that the installer will be smart enough to leave the /home
> > directory intact.
> > Is this possible?
> Yes, this is what I'm doing that right now.
> LABEL=FC3T2 /
> LABEL=HOME /home
> When I update (or install a new distribution in parallel), I set /home
> to the appropriate partitions, and add necessary users.
> But remember, the you have to tell the installer not to format any
> partition you want to reuse.
I should have been clearer.
hda3 (/) includes /home as part of it.
I'm wanting to delete all the folders except /home from / and then
trying to reinstall.
Will this work?
given that your situation above works, and that Linux just sees all the
partitions as a single file system then I should be fine, but...
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