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Old 03-07-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy how to move all files to home folder


I would like to ask how to figure out which file is where.probably root part will be formatted while I am installing .

when I run Mint from HDD , all the files are in download folder which is under home folder.so does it meman all the files are already in home part?

if so wht is it in root folder?

I use Mint 14 ubuntu version
 
Old 03-07-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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You would not want to do that. The only files in the home folder are files belonging to users. Exactly what gets formatted during an install depends on what you tell it to do. It's a good idea to put the home folder on a separate partition for that very reason, that a reinstall where you want the home folder to remain undisturbed can become messy otherwise.
 
Old 03-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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The short answer is that everything is the "root" folder. It's the "root" of the tree.

Here's a good intro to the Linux file structure: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/09/...tem-structure/

What specifically are you trying to accomplish and what types of files are you talking about?
 
Old 03-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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The short answer is that everything is the "root" folder. It's the "root" of the tree.

Here's a good intro to the Linux file structure: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/09/...tem-structure/

What specifically are you trying to accomplish and what types of files are you talking about?
well I want to install a new OS ,Mint XFCE, on my HDD .I want to delete all the files which are related to OS I had installed before.But I dont want to delete the files I downloaded like distro isos
 
Old 03-09-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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I use Mint 14 ubuntu version
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well I want to install a new OS ,Mint XFCE, on my HDD
Unless I am missing something, you want to keep Mint, but want a different user interface. If that is the case, just install XFCE on your current Mint system.
 
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Any of your personal files will be in your home directory, unless you moved them elsewhere. If you do indeed want to reinstall, back up the contents of that directory (across the network to another computer, if you have one, is probably the easiest way).

Guyonearth's advice about putting /home on a separate partitiion is good to follow for the reasons he stated. How to do that varies slightly from one distro's installer to another; the distro's docs ought to provide some guidance.
 
  


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