Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
Naw, don't skip the partitioning, just do not format /home.
When installation asks user to define partitions, choose "something else," I believe, for 'buntus.
Know where your original partitions are on hdd and details for each. If cannot remember, use gparted or other disk utility to identify where on /dev/ the swap, / and /home partitions were, as defined when using Arch.
fdisk -l /dev/sda
will show this, as well
Edit partitions -- saying to use them and which file system for each, where to mount, whether or not to format, etc (e.g. yes, use /dev/sda1, ext4, mount at / , format); when defining the original /home, skip the format or lose everything there.
It's simple. Just remember, as someone's sig says, that "Linux assumes you know exactly what you are doing." After a while, you will!
EDIT: I see you have far more posts than me and have been using Linux longer, Thor 2.0! wtf?
Last edited by hilyard; 05-05-2013 at 09:57 AM.
I see you have far more posts than me and have been using Linux longer, Thor 2.0! wtf?
Umm, yea', but that still does not allow me to get full of myself and assume I know enough, Linux, besides assuming you know what you're doing, does force one to some humility to the system...so, yup, I still post in the newbie corner, somehow, we're all noobs
I don't use Ubuntu or any of its derivatives, so I can't give you specific instructions, but generally you just set up a custom partition setup, either resize or just use your existing partitions as-is, tell it where to mount each of them, and tell it to format all but the one that will be mounted at /home. You'll also want to give your user the same UID as before so it has permission to access its own folder in your previous /home partition.
Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 05-05-2013 at 10:56 AM.
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
I'd say go with hilyard advice and start the installer. once you get to the partitioner select the option for 'something else', there you have to tell the installer that use the partition you had previously set for your Arch root and tell the installer to also format that partition, ext4 is the default.
Then select the partition you have for home and tell the installer to mount it under /home but tell it no to format it.
Do the same with your swap partition.