"fresh" 14 64bit install over 13.37 64 bit install and files, conf etc remain
I've had some troubles with a recent install of 13.37 on new hardware so gave up and done a full install of 14. I chose this over upgrading (despite recommendations) as I prefer to start fresh, not having any old and possible rogue configurations lying around.
So anyway, went through the installer, doing as I always do, I redone my partitions and done a "quick format", past the point of no return I'm thinking but then at the lilo config stage I could view my old lilo.conf file I thought, ahh, perhaps the installer keeps copies of such files, as I had repartitioned and formatted, obviously the /etc/lilo.conf file couldnt possibly still be there so I went on and rebooted and as I sat pondering what movie I would watch tonight, it dawned on my, "he I hadnt been prompted to set a root password, strange..."
But it got even stranger when I logged in and found my desktop and files all where I had left them!!!
Whats the deal, is the "quick format" option, not really a format at all?
On further digging, my partitions were not resized either.
This was the kind of thing I thought I was avoiding by going down the fresh install route as opposed to upgrading.