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Re: LiveCD installer and home folder

On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 08:47 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> I doubt that any clean installation would preserve the home directory
> but I have never tried installing from the LiveCD so I can't say I am
> 100% sure of that.

If home is a directory, you can manually delete the rest of the drive
(all the folders but the home one), and not format drives during the

If home is a partition, you can do pretty much the same as the above
(format the other partitions, delete any folders left over, but leave
home alone).

I'd be tempted to take home out of the equation for the new install, old
settings on a new release doesn't always work nicely (rename old home
directories, relabel old home partitions, before the install).  If you
let the new install create a new home, you can work this out afterwards
(copy over old bits and pieces, as needed).

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