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Old 12-22-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
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PCLinuxOS to Mandriva 2006 question.


Hi,
I'm asking if it's possible to change from PCLinuxOS to Mandriva 2006. I used PCLinuxOS for about 3 months now and I want to return to Mandriva. I have a home folder that I would like to preserve and use with Mandriva 2006. I would like to upgrade if at all possible so I don't lose my home folder. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 12-22-2005, 01:24 AM   #2
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Is it on its own partition ? This info can be obtained by doing
code "df -h"
 
Old 12-22-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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moving from PCLinuxOS to Mandriva 2006

Hi wearetheborg,
the results of the command gives me this:
$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 19G 3.8G 14G 22% /
/dev/hdb1 75G 26G 49G 35% /home

and to answer your question, yes it is. I have a 20gig hd for / and a 80gig for /home.
I hope I can move to Mandriva and not lose the use of my file in /home.
Thank you for your help.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 03:01 PM   #4
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In that case, yes, u can retain /home. At install time choose the manual partition method (it may be under advanced tab when partition comes up), give mount point of /home to /dev/hdb1, and / to other, and do NOT format hdb1.
In fact I think at partition time there is an option to keep current partitions. Use that option

As always, make a backup of any critical data on /home - theres always the risk something might go wrong.

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Old 12-22-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Upgrading from PCLinuxOS to Mandriva 2006

wearetheborg, thank you very much. I will give this a try as soon as I get some blank CDs to write my ISOs to and I will post my results.
Thanks again for your help.
Dan
 
Old 12-22-2005, 06:52 PM   #6
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Forgot to mention - do reformat hda1 - u dont want your old pclinuxos files
 
Old 12-23-2005, 02:20 AM   #7
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Gotcha! Ty
 
  


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