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Old 01-09-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
Adrian Baker
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Can I copy old /home/ directory to fresh install?

Hi there
I've totally messed up my Suse 10.2 system and have no GUI at all. I have tried to fix it, but no good.

I want to do a complete fresh install. If I do this, can I then delete my new /home/adrian directory and replace it with my old one that is backed up on DVD?

If I can, is that it? i have no other changes to make?

Old 01-09-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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If you messed up only system and not program settings - you can without problems (especially with same distribution). You'll get personal program settings back, but system settings will be fresh.
Old 01-09-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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