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    OS reinstall

    This is a quick one...
    I have Xandros currently installed. During installation, i partitioned the hardrive to have three partitions, one mounted to '/', one was setup as 'swap' and the other was mounted to '/home'.

    My question is this, if i wanted to reinstall the OS, or install a new OS can I keep everything in my /home directory? (provided i choose keep the current partition table)

    (Im sort ofnew to linux and im trying various new distros)

    Thanks guys

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    Linux User nalg0rath's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    Yes, you should get an option in the beginning of the installation where you can choose to your files and folders.

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    Linux User
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    Nov 2004
    Boise, ID
    Yup, it is a frequently needed featurew because many dual boot users need to make a 500MB(or so) partition before windows for grub becausese of the infamous 1024 CYLINDER limit. I never needed it because I have a good motherboard, but that is why it its there. hope that helps.

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    Cheers guys
    that was great help

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    Linux Engineer psic's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    when installing, make sure you don't format the partion with the information

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