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Old 06-13-2018, 06:59 AM   #1
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Problems with my Desktop


Hi there, I possessed the Gnu/Linux Fedora 27 distro, now I have installed, by DVDROM, the version 28 maintaining the partition of my /home. I have problems now with the Desktop, I don't visualize the files and I don't save them there. Thanks for reading me and I hope to read any solutions. Have a good time, bye.

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Old 06-13-2018, 07:18 AM   #2
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Hi there, I possessed the Gnu/Linux Fedora 27 distro, now I have installed, by DVDROM, the version 28 maintaining the partition of my /home. I have problems now with the Desktop, I don't visualize the files and I don't save them there. Thanks for reading me and I hope to read any solutions. Have a good time, bye.
I'm sorry, but this makes very little sense to me. Is this a joke ?

What's "maintaining the partition of my /home" supposed to mean exactly ??
 
Old 06-13-2018, 09:51 AM   #3
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I'm sorry, but this makes very little sense to me. Is this a joke ?

What's "maintaining the partition of my /home" supposed to mean exactly ??
To keep the old home directory partition..
 
Old 06-13-2018, 10:55 AM   #4
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To keep the old home directory partition..
Can you post the results of the following command:

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lsblk -f
Please use CODE tags when you do.

Why not just clone the partition, if your /home is on a separate partition ?

I'm still not quite sure I understand your question though...
 
Old 06-13-2018, 12:17 PM   #5
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Can you post the results of the following command:

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lsblk -f
Please use CODE tags when you do.

Why not just clone the partition, if your /home is on a separate partition ?

I'm still not quite sure I understand your question though...
The OP upgraded their version of Fedora but is using the same /home partition that they used for the older version. It's not something I would recommend, although I do know people that do it. Obviously the new operating system version is clashing in some way with the configurations saved in /home.

If the OP wants to keep the config settings in that old /home directory, then personally I would suggest that they create a new user (with its new /home directory) and then, piece by piece, copy or merge the config files over to the new user, testing as they go.

In reality, with a major version update, it's probably best to do a fresh install if there is not an in-situ upgrade path, imo.
 
Old 06-13-2018, 12:19 PM   #6
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The OP upgraded their version of Fedora but is using the same /home partition that they used for the older version. It's not something I would recommend, although I do know people that do it. Obviously the new operating system version is clashing in some way with the configurations saved in /home.

If the OP wants to keep the config settings in that old /home directory, then personally I would suggest that they create a new user (with its new /home directory) and then, piece by piece, copy or merge the config files over to the new user, testing as they go.

In reality, with a major version update, it's probably best to do a fresh install if there is not an in-situ upgrade path, imo.
I wasn't sure if they meant that or they wanted to just make a copy/clone of it. I'm still not 100% sure though.

I do agree with your advice to them tho - excellent advice IMHO!

Good work hydrurga!
 
Old 06-13-2018, 12:26 PM   #7
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I wasn't sure if they meant that or they wanted to just make a copy/clone of it. I'm still not 100% sure though.

I do agree with your advice to them tho - excellent advice IMHO!

Good work hydrurga!
Just calling it as I saw it. Anyway, it's only good work if it solves the OP's problem. Hopefully they'll get back to us with info on what they plan to do.
 
Old 06-14-2018, 11:39 AM   #8
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I've used the same /home through, no only updates, but different distros: Fedora, Debian, CentOS.

The real question is what you mean by
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I have problems now with the Desktop
Unless you tell us what the problem is, we won't get far with fixing it!
 
Old 06-17-2018, 08:21 PM   #9
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Two basic questions come to mind.
  1. Is your old home partition mounted on /home?
  2. Is your UID the same as it was for Fedora 27?
 
Old 06-18-2018, 01:25 AM   #10
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I'm sorry, but this makes very little sense to me. Is this a joke ?
it looks a lot like written in another language originally, then used google translate on it.
but OP did not proofread or even understand the translation.
i wish people wouldn't do that; however broken your english is, it's still better suited for communication than entrusting it all to a machine.
 
Old 06-18-2018, 01:43 AM   #11
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it looks a lot like written in another language originally, then used google translate on it.
but OP did not proofread or even understand the translation.
i wish people wouldn't do that; however broken your english is, it's still better suited for communication than entrusting it all to a machine.
I think you could well be right about that, although it was this: "Have a good time, bye." that made me wonder "is this a joke?".

I certainly think you're right in that: the OP either doesn't speak English as their first language and/or at all. But I must say that even re-reading it, it still just doesn't make sense to me. I can only assume that others that have replied are somewhat correct in their interpretations of the OP's question, beyond that, I really don't know what their asking - other than it has something to do with 2 versions of Fedora and their home folder/partition is the main part of the question or similar - I think? But I'm still not sure if their saying their "home" is even on a separate partition or not?

It would be nice if the OP could actually clarify the questions asked of them so far...
 
  


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