I install linux many times with 1 hard drive for home partition and root and swap on another.
I installed LX4.1 to replace another crapola distro I was trying. So I chose to intall OpenMandriva replacing the previous OS, and checked the box to reuse the home partition. But when it has finished, I find the old home disk is not mounted; it has created /home in the root partition.
Some distros give you a custom partition option, so you can choose in detail to keep or reformat the existing drives. And pclinuxos was smart enough to automatically keep the old home in similar situation.
So I guess I go and hack fstab…
- _OpenMandriva Lx version:_4.1