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Author Topic: Install over Ubuntu and save user settings.  (Read 6004 times)


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Install over Ubuntu and save user settings.
« on: December 11, 2010, 02:30:35 am »

Hi guys. A buddy of mine has been running Ubuntu 8 for a few years and ran my rig yesterday.
He wants me to load Vector 6.0 std. on his rig ;D
His setup has the /home on another partition. Can I just load over,replacing his Ubuntu with Vector ?
I'm pretty sure once he fires up Firefox or goes to a site his passwords will still be there.
Am I correct ?

BTW congratz on alpha 7. It's coming along nicely. I haven't had much time to play with it since it's planting season here.
Off to the fields.....


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Re: Install over Ubuntu and save user settings.
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 05:29:58 am »

I wouldn't do that. Better to use a fresh /home location and selectively copy over what you want (like .mozilla for firefox). At least make a backup of the old /home so you can recover if needed.

There are a lot of hidden files in the home dir. Crud tends to accumulate, and config files may be distro-specific. You risk ruining the "VL experience" by mixing the two.