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    Default Keeping Home directory

    I want to reinstall OpenSUSE 11.1 on an existing Opensuse 11.1 installation.
    Hardrive has only got Opensuse installed in it.
    I need to be 10000% sure my Home directory wont get deleted.
    How do i configure the partitioning menu for that to happen?


    Thanks

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    Default Re: Keeping Home directory

    Or the other solution would be to solve this Protocol not supported sysinfo error i get when trying to access home directory of my old OpenSUSE installation, which i cant access directly anymore

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    > I need to be 10000% sure my Home directory wont get deleted.

    make three backups..

    one you can keep on your desk, but NOT on the same machine

    the second you store on the other side of town..

    the third you upload to a remote server on a different continent..

    but, that will only get you about 99.9999% surety of information
    persistence..

    to get to 100% you need to do those same things every day (minimum)
    AND not reinstall..

    i am NOT kidding.

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    goldie NNTP User

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    assas1n wrote:
    > Or the other solution would be to solve this Protocol not supported
    > sysinfo error i get when trying to access home directory of my old
    > OpenSUSE installation, which i cant access directly anymore


    ****************************************************************
    do not reinstall...imo, it is most likely that there is something
    wrong IN your /home and a reinstall will not change or fix it!!
    ****************************************************************


    what is the exact error you get? (exact copy of the entire error verbage)

    how, when and where does it show itself?

    how are you trying to access your home?
    are you able to sign in as yourself?

    have you ever signed into KDE or Gnome (etc) as root?

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    goldie

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    Default Re: Keeping Home directory

    Why do you want to reinstall?

    Do you have /home on a separate partition now?

    But do take Goldie's advice serious. Backup Backup Backup.
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    Default Re: Keeping Home directory

    I've just installed the KDE4.3 Live CD on my second machine (where I had nothing of value any longer in /home) and the installer just left /swap and /home alone and only touched /. All I had to do was confirm that that was what I wanted to do.

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    Default Re: Keeping Home directory

    Situation is this
    I am now running from a second hardrive, on the first hardrive i had opensuse installed aswell, did a KDE 4.3 update and now all i get when rebooting and logging in is massive flickering all over the screen and very very slow response from the PC.

    Thing is, i dont mind reinstalling, problem is, i do not know which options to check on the partitioning setup plus i cant access the first hardrive from this functioning opensuse because i get that "Protocol not supported sysinfo"

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    It's still not very clear. What exactly do you want to achieve?

    Please post output of:
    su -c 'fdisk -l'

    And give us more info on the system, the graphics card etc.


    It's for troubles like these, that i always label my partitions with crystal clear names.
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    Default Re: Keeping Home directory

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x493c493b

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda2 * 263 2873 20972857+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 2874 30401 221118660 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000ccd0a

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 2611 20972826 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2 2612 38913 291595815 83 Linux

    Theres the outpost. I had this same issue some time ago, asked here on forums too but there was no solution.
    PC Specs: AMD Phenom X4, ATI HD2600XT

    Easiest solution i cant think of is just a reinstall of the whole opensuse on the malfunctioning hardrive, but for that, i want to be completely sure my /home directory wont get deleted.
    I want to know what should i do under Partitioning while reinstalling Opensuse.

    PD: sbd drive is malfunctioning, the 320 GB one. I am now running from the 250 GB sda

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    Default Re: Keeping Home directory

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    It's still not very clear. What exactly do you want to achieve?

    Please post output of:
    su -c 'fdisk -l'

    And give us more info on the system, the graphics card etc.


    It's for troubles like these, that i always label my partitions with crystal clear names.
    What kind of names do you give partitions?

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