Dapper to Edgy problems
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Thu Dec 28 19:58:01 GMT 2006
Ron Morse wrote:
> If you have the "desktop" version CD you can boot that, mount your
> hard drive and copy /home off to some other mounted device or drive
> that won't be bothered by the fresh install. When the install is
> done, copy the old, saved /home over on top of the new one.
> Or, you can just restore the old /home from your backup into the new
If you keep /home on a separate partition, then you can install without
touching that partition (ie /home for the new install is on the root
partition), and simply mount the old /home when the install is finished.
If you have multiple users, you'll probably want to restore
the /etc/passwd,/etc/shadow and /etc/group files from the original system
(so that everybody keeps the same uids).
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