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Old 03-01-2004, 11:43 AM   #1
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partition formatted on each new installation?

When reinstalling linux (suse 9), is the partition completely reformatted, or are the files just overwritten? I have reinstalled linux S9 several times in the past few weeks and each time is with different results. On two installations, I have been unable to restart KDE by using ctrl-alt-bck (posted in another thread). Other installations have had their own quirks. I'm wondering if any problems from a previous installation carry over to a new installation.

I know this sounds silly, but as one who has not yet been fully weaned from windows, silliness is what I have come to expect. forgive me.

tim s
Old 03-01-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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Re: partition formatted on each new installation?

Originally posted by timsch75
I'm wondering if any problems from a previous installation carry over to a new installation.
If /home is left with the user's own files from previous installations, then, of course, any configuration files there can effect subsequent installations. Such files are often called .somethingorotherrc.
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if in doubt, in the installer click on patitioning
expert mode, edit and you can decide what to format.
if you have no data saved you can reformat all of the linux partitions.



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