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How to manually map Home directory after install in Fedora 13?

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Ok, basically I have two hard drives in my laptop, a 120GB SSD for my OS and a 500GB HDD for all my files. On my initial install I set the HDD as my Home directory so that if I ever need to reinstall all I have to do is format/install the SSD without having to backup my files. Only thing is that if I map the HDD as the Home directory on a subsequent install, it will format it. I want to be able to reinstall Fedora on the SSD and map my HDD as my Home directory without it touching any of the files on the HDD.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Most distros if not all have the option for manual or advanced install. In that mode you can choose to not format. However some "convenient" distros will rename your existing "/home/foo" to "/home/foo.old" as there can be conflicts and missing items on a fresh install as opposed to a backup/recovery type install or until you get all the same apps installed on a fresh install. You can always add another user at first and then add "foo" after you meet a state of matching up. So regardless of distro as long as you tell it not to format you can get it all back to the previous state.
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