[ubuntu-uk] Fresh install, multiple users, moving /home

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Thu May 24 21:23:11 BST 2007

On 23/05/07, Dianne Reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Alan Pope wrote:
> > The feisty installer now has a user migration thing. It *should* find
> > the users on your dapper install and migrate them into your new
> > install
> > on the E: drive.
> I've been trying to fidn out more about this, but I can only find
> references to a Windows to Ubuntu migration tool.
> Should I create a/home partition during install, or just leave disk
> space free to copy the entire home partition to?
Hi Dianne,

I think you should leave the current installation for the moment, and
create a /home partition during the new install. Personally, I have 3
partitions, root, home and swap.

I think the feisty installer is meant to migrate old Ubuntu
installations as well as Windows, although it didn't work for me when
I reinstalled feisty next to a dapper installation - YMMV.

I had one problem where I missed out one user during creation (it was
only for testing a year ago), which meant the numeric ID of the last
user created was different. This isn't too difficult to fix from the
command-line when you know what you're doing, but it's easier if you
can get it right first time as Alan suggested.

I should have remembered: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.


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