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How to make fresh install and keep old /home partition?

asked 2016-03-17 10:20:54 -0500

cialu gravatar image

Hi, I had a Fedora 23 installation on a ssd+hdd setup. I had root and swap partitions on the ssd, and the /home partition on the hdd.

If I want to keep this /home partition making a Fedora new fresh install on the ssd, what I need to now about it. It seems a simple procedure, just some settings in the installer. Correct?

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answered 2016-03-17 11:09:18 -0500

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updated 2016-03-18 09:12:12 -0500

Correct. You want to make sure that during installation you point /home to your existing /home. Also, make sure that you do not reformat /home. (There is check box that you need to deselect).

And as always: Before upgrading or re-installing, make a full backup of /home/.

For more information, check out the official documentation:

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