My Ubuntu 13.04 after upgrade was unstable so I decided to make a clean install. When I went to install from bootable DVD I chose the Something else… option so I was able to manually set up my partitions. I selected the
/ partition of
80 GB and selected partition. I left the swap unchanged of
14 GB ( I have
8 GB RAM). When I selected the
/home partition I didn't select partition because I wanted to keep my old home file system but now I have a strange organisation if I open the
/home there is:
myUser-> this a clean home with no files just the default folders you get at start
home/myUser-> here is where all the old files are
So I was wondering if I could just copy the contents of the old home folder and paste them to replace the new home.
I am having doubts because in the old home there are some folders from old programs. Will they create problems for the new system? will the old programs work? Should I copy only files and not the programs?
For now the new install has none of the original settings nor programs. Is there a way I could do this operation on command line and indicate that home folder is actually old home folder and delete the new home?
I followed the instructions of this link Installing fresh Ubuntu 13.04 instead of Ubuntu 12.10
so I thought my home folder would be kept and used as is but instead I have this weird setting.