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HP Mini 210
Fedora 16


I have downloaded the recent F17 Beta live CD and would like to install it.

Normally, when I install I always select the following custom partitions:


I am just wondering is it possible to install Fedora17 and keep my existing partitions so my home directory will not be formatted?

I would like to format the following partitions boot, swap, and root. As I don't want to leave any unwanted files that could impact F17.

Basically, I want to do a clean install but keep my exiting home partition.

Many thanks for any suggestions,

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The key thing is to not reformat your /home partition during the install process. – Dan D. Apr 28 '12 at 6:41

I don't believe it's possible to do so with the live media. You will need either the full DVD or the network install image; these will allow you to select in Anaconda (the installer) which partitions will be formatted.

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