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Old 07-09-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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Installing Fedora without deleting home dir


I would like to upgrade a machine which has about 50 Gb of data in my home directory from SuSE 8.1 to Fedora. Only about 1 Mb of this data is important, the rest is just mp3's and movies. I suppose I could copy all the files to another machine and reformat the disk, but it would be great if I could just back up the important files and the installer could delete everything from the disk except the /home dir before installing. Is this possible?
Alternately, is there a utility that can split my disk into "/" and "/home" partitions without deleting the data (unfortunately, there is only about 20 Gb free)

Old 07-10-2004, 04:38 AM   #2
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If your home directory is on a seperate partition, you can install a new distribution without overwriting your /home partition, just make sure you do not format it during installation. If everything is on the same partition, you are a bit stuck because the installer will destroy all data on that partition when you format it during installation.
Old 07-17-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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1. move your stuff to another computer

2. re-install Linux, and under partitioning make a sep partition for your /home

3. for future uprgades, installations, etc. you can leave your /home directory alone


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