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Old 05-31-2002, 06:25 PM   #1
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home directory


I want to format my linux partition. If I caopy my home directory, will it save my prefences? If not, what do I need to do?
 
Old 05-31-2002, 07:45 PM   #2
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Your /home directory contains user data and preferences
Your /etc/ directory contains systemwide config files.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 11:39 PM   #3
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why do you need to format it?

Are you changing /home to a different drive?
 
Old 06-01-2002, 01:14 AM   #4
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make sure that the gid and uid of users are same after the re-installation.(it is not necessary). if you have home in seperate partition it will be better to keep it as it is
 
Old 06-01-2002, 10:01 AM   #5
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Better note doen guids and uids of your users. In new system give them back to the right users (uids and guids matter, not names).
 
Old 06-01-2002, 11:06 AM   #6
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For some reason i have 4 of every rpm intsalled, 1 from Redhat 7.2 and 3 from 7.3. I have been trying to clean it up, but this is insane, I would rather format my HD and install a clean redhat 7.3.
 
Old 06-02-2002, 02:41 AM   #7
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So you are reinstalling and you want to save and restore your home folder.
 
  


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