How to change Linux distribution, without loss of branch /home?


A long time ago, installed it on my laptop Ubuntu 14.04. Since then, the repository is outdated, and the mere possibility of upgrade did not. In addition, I have a 32 bit OS, which makes it difficult to update some programs (like Google Chrome). Decided to upgrade to the latest version, but this time, Debian.

The /home directory I made in a separate section. In the end, I have three sections, namely:
/ - sda1
/home is sda2
swap - sda3.

I want to keep the /home partition, hoping his mount after the installation of debian. The issue is user accounts. Thinking to leave the old accounts.

Ask for advice on the proper transition to the latest version of the OS. Thank you.
June 10th 19 at 16:36
3 answers
June 10th 19 at 16:38
Under Ubuntu so: not after, but during the installation indicate that the partition sda2 is mounted as /home
He's not going to rewrite the config account? The necessary data will not remain dormant? - Tanne commented on June 10th 19 at 16:41
at least one polzovatelya you create when you install the directory with its name picked up as a home. - Benedict_Shiel commented on June 10th 19 at 16:44
suppose during the installation specified for the /home partition sda2. We it stores the configs still uchetok. I need them because they kept the old for many programs that I have used for years. How can I make to create such accounts to continue to use the old configs?

If I do as you suggest, when you create a new account, the old data is not podrotica and can they somehow be used? - Tanne commented on June 10th 19 at 16:47
nothing rubs - all the way to the cache of the browser comes to life. - Benedict_Shiel commented on June 10th 19 at 16:50
if the custom directory is not encrypted previously - marilyne_Roh commented on June 10th 19 at 16:53
The question is closed. Installed Debian 9, all as described above. Everything works, down to the Wallpaper on the desktop. - Tanne commented on June 10th 19 at 16:56
June 10th 19 at 16:40
here do not take into account one subtlety - FS operates is not the name of user and groups, and appropriate numeric UseID and GroupID.
if on the old system kakoynit user vpupkin had uid=1005 gid=10005 then these settings will remain written in the file properties of the hamster, but in the new system vpupkin as the first user will get a uid=1000 gid=1000 may cause inconsistencies.
so what is reasonable will still be correct in /etc/passwd /etc/group digital indices its user.
ie enough to create a regular user with the command and then edit /etc/passwd with a text editor/copy from the old OS? - Tanne commented on June 10th 19 at 16:43
Yes edit user information in passwd and group, then relogin, if it sit.
copy napryamki not advise you too much to do :( - Benedict_Shiel commented on June 10th 19 at 16:46
June 10th 19 at 16:42
create a new, clean hamster ,install the desired software packages and then
try to endure/need to replace the configs from the old ,i.e. the piece ㋛
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Not an option. I did as suggested above. No loss was not notice. Even the certificates (for example, webmoney) saved. - Tanne commented on June 10th 19 at 16:45
well, it's lucky,could be that would not be able to log in graphical mode,
had to dance with a tambourine in the console
and about webmoney you can read more?
I used to like that beat with it ,but never able to use through wine,
only with virtual machines - Benedict_Shiel commented on June 10th 19 at 16:48
I use WebMoney in the browser. Just use a certificate instead of a password to log in. - Tanne commented on June 10th 19 at 16:51
Webmoney light ?
I have WebMoney Keeper WinPro (Classic)
there is no possibility to use the account from one client to another program
and those services for which I wound up Webmoney,
work only with the Keeper WinPro (Classic) - Benedict_Shiel commented on June 10th 19 at 16:54

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