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Old 01-23-2004, 09:12 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2001
Distribution: redhat 8.0
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system backup.

So . anyone of you heard the Howard Dean ReMixes ?

Ok back to my question.

I want to reinstall my whole redhat system. BUT. I have a lot of scripts and "crap" in the old system. is a redhat 9 . I have 5 user that have filled up about 20gb of files. Now I want to reinstall a fresh new redhat 9 . so i can install mail server with it. I know i have the alternative to install it "describe: " like just download it and tar it and install it. but i want to install gui system . and all sort of stuff. I want to spend my friday with the redhat. .

So. How do I do it?

Thanks. My smile will never loss. so do your's.
Old 01-24-2004, 03:20 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Chennai, India
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Make a back-up of your /etc directory.

And I assume that your /home is in a separate partition. Copy your /etc directory somewhere in your home directory. Then reinstall RH9, deleting everything except you /home partition. And make your old home partition your new home partition. Then create the users and .... mission accomplished!


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