[ubuntu-uk] Clean install with separate home partition questions

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Oct 17 08:46:42 BST 2007


On Tue, 2007-10-16 at 23:38 +0000, Josh Blacker wrote:

> Am currently all booted up in gutsy rc live cd, but going through the
> installer it doesn't seem to be very intelligent about me having user
> profiles in my /home partition. It detects the ones from my Windows
> partition, but not the Ubuntu ones. Any ideas on why this is, and why
> I am prompted to enter new user information? I would have thought it
> would be able to see my exisiting Ubuntu /home.

Maybe you should do an upgrade instead of a re-install? That will keep
your exiting partitions and all existing user names.

I downloaded the alternate CD and popped it into my running Feisty
system and clicked on upgrade in the window that popped up.

But there are other ways to do it.

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