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Post subject: Allow option to wipe other drives on install  PostPosted: 09.02.2011, 09:07



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Hi,

When re-installing with the same usernames on a system with two partitions, one for / and the other for /home, I got an error that there was already a directory $username on the target partition for /home. I had to manually run mke2fs to override this from the terminal.

Aptosid looks really good though, I'm glad Sidux survived.
 
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Post subject: RE: Allow option to wipe other drives on install  PostPosted: 09.02.2011, 09:46
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This behaviour is intended, we do not want the installer to wipe vital data. I will move the topic out of bug reports.
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Post subject: RE: Allow option to wipe other drives on install  PostPosted: 09.02.2011, 16:29



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I keep root home and data on a separate partitions. When I do a reinstall I backup home to data then rebuild the root and home partitions, install, then restore the backup to home. Its better to have cli for this... no matter how much I trust a script I want to have fine grain control over such a situation. I've found having the separate data partition very usefull.
 
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