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Hi guys, I'M having a SEEEEERIOUS problem here. I started with a Mandrake 9.2, upgraded to 10 and have just updated to 10.2 (Mandriva LE). I have a XP partition ...
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    Updating Mandrake 10 to Mandriva LE: SEEERIOUS problems


    Hi guys,

    I'M having a SEEEEERIOUS problem here.

    I started with a Mandrake 9.2, upgraded to 10 and have just updated to 10.2 (Mandriva LE). I have a XP partition too on a Intel PIV platform

    The graphical interface isn't starting at all. It keeps showing the sand clock.
    It starts (very slowly: 10min to get to KDE desktop) on the old-linux partition but the GUI shows as if I was on the 10.2 version (how?!!!)
    can't connect to Internet
    can't mount anything
    many applications don't lauch

    my questions are:

    1)
    if I choose the "installation" option istead of "upgrading"
    will I loosing all my /home?

    2)
    is there a way to uninstall the old version
    re-install the 10.2 without loosing all my /home

    please someone! help! (I need somebody...help...)

    thanks guys!!!

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    You should be able to tell the 'Install' option to use your /home partition but not format it and lose the data.
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    Maybe for safety, during the installation, chose a username different from that of your previous home directory ?

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