My laptop is a bit on the busy side. At present, it has WinXP, OS/2 (two versions) plus Zenwalk 4.6.1, Zenwalk 4.8 and Vector 5.8. Having 3 Linux distributions on the machine, I share a /home partition amongst all of them (though I've never tried sharing users).
When I installed Vector a couple of days ago, it went through a 'system backup' at some point. I didn't think much about it, though I had intended to check what it had backed up.
Anyhow, yesterday I booted Zenwalk 4.6.1 for the first time since I installed Vector. And has a curious problem - two icons were missing from the Xfce desktop. One was the Mountpoints iocn, the other was a link to the Zenwalk web site. After a bit of checking, I found that both icons are created by .desktop files stored in ~/Desktop, and both were missing. Since they're quite generic, I decided to copy them from the Zenwalk 4.8 install (well, from the #?Desktop of the user I have set up under 4.
. Only to find that they were missing there as well. Not a major problem, I could copy them from one of my desktop machines.
What is strange is that, so far as I can work out, the files must have been deleted during the Vector install, and, I suspect, probably as part of the 'backup' procedure. And I don't understand why this should have been done at all.
Can anyone tell me where to find the script that creates the backups during install so I can check this?