[CentOS] newbie question on installation over existing Linux

Sun Jun 7 22:29:31 UTC 2015
Kay Schenk <kay.schenk at gmail.com>

On 06/07/2015 03:25 PM, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> On Sun, 2015-06-07 at 15:16 -0700, Kay Schenk wrote:
>> If I choose to do a fresh install of CentOS 6 with "replace existing
>> Linux systems", will it also wipe out my /home directory? In the past
>> when I've done this with another Linux distro, /home was not 
>> affected.
>> Or, would I need to do "fresh" install and then muck with 
>> partitioning
>> using a Custom Layout? Right now, it's kind of looking like the 
>> latter
>> to me, and if so, will I lose data?
>> I spent some time on the Forums and reading the RH documentation, 
>> but,
>> no real answers to this specific question.
>> Thanks for any help.
> Kay,
> Yes it does replace your home directory.  When I do a fresh install, I
> back up my home directory on a usb drive and then copy it back after
> the install.  I think you can also 'muck' with the partitioning, but I
> have always taken a more conservative route.
> Good Luck!!!
> Greg

Thanks for the quick response! I don't like it but thank you! :)


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