[CentOS] newbie question on installation over existing Linux

Sun Jun 7 23:52:29 UTC 2015
g <geleem at bellsouth.net>

On 06/07/2015 05:29 PM, Kay Schenk wrote:
> On 06/07/2015 03:25 PM, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:

>> 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! :)
then you should give some thought to creating a partition for /home.

such gives you ability to mount the partition as /home and not have
to worry about losing, backing up /home.

that is, you should keep /home backed up, but with it as it's own
partition, you do not have to restore /home into a new install.

like that better? :-)


peace out.

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