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Old 04-20-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
gymnart
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Question upgrade from 11.2 - 11.4 /home partition with same username?


I've read that you can reuse your /home partition when doing a clean install. I would like to keep the same username but I've heard that you have to delete/rename your .kde and .kde4 directories in order to do so (I use KDE).

Have you guys done it this way or have you always chosen a new username? If you chose a new username, how have you handled the ownership of your stuff (data/documents/pictures/music, etc)?

I have an idea of what I need to do but I just wanted to get more opinions/experiences.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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I've read that you can reuse your /home partition when doing a clean install. I would like to keep the same username but I've heard that you have to delete/rename your .kde and .kde4 directories in order to do so (I use KDE).
I am not sure that you have to do this when moving from KDE 4.3 to KDE 4.6 your settings should be migrated. As a precaution, you could copy .kde and/or .kde4 to .kde.bak and/or .kde4.bak so you can get at the previous config files if you feel the need to delete .kde and/or .kde4. If you haven't made many changes to the defaults it is safe to just delete the folders.
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Have you guys done it this way or have you always chosen a new username? If you chose a new username, how have you handled the ownership of your stuff (data/documents/pictures/music, etc)?
There is no reason to go this route.
 
  


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