View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-06-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Concepción, Chile
Distribution: Centos 5.5 (server) / Zenwalk; Linux Mint (desktop)
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 4
Cool How to clean a home directory to install from scratch a previously installed distro?

I am using linuxmint-10-KDE.
I have several partitions that I will reuse. One of them is /home.
This /home/nomikos has a lot of gnome related files that I want to delete before install the new linuxmint-12-gnome.
So how could I make some clean in my home directory to achieve the cleanest installation?

The main idea of this clean process is don't use old and erroneous configuration files. Maybe deleting some .gnome/ or .gtk directories?
Old 01-06-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2012
Location: Sofia
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.10
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
All hidden (.dir) in /home/nomikos can safely go. Please, back-up first. Hidden dirs in home folder of the user are used for storing user specific settings and programs.
Please, back-up first
Old 01-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Concepción, Chile
Distribution: Centos 5.5 (server) / Zenwalk; Linux Mint (desktop)
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 4
For the record:


home directory, install, mint

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about Backup: Can I Use the /home directory from one distro in another? cubdukat Linux - Newbie 3 10-29-2009 04:47 AM
how to use ubuntu wubi installed system for new clean install waynenener Ubuntu 3 03-01-2009 01:55 AM
Clean install keeping /home partition. digger95 Slackware 10 04-19-2008 04:28 AM
Installed package for another distro by accident, how to clean? Les Nagy Fedora 3 01-04-2007 10:37 PM
installed new kernal - now my /home directory is empty ! websinger Debian 6 05-07-2005 09:06 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration