[manjaro-dev] [Manjaro Linux Support] Problem with installation of Manjaro 0.8.9, Editions: XFCE, Openbox

J Fernyhough j.fernyhough at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 22:48:15 CET 2014

To me this is a better outcome than clobbering existing files (which I
think was previous behaviour). I don't think the installer should be
overwriting existing files in a user's home directory.


On 5 March 2014 21:40, Philip Müller <philm at manjaro.org> wrote:
> Has someone a clue?
> Am 05.03.2014 13:55, schrieb Galin:
>> From: Galin <topgun at next5.org>
>> Subject: Problem with installation of Manjaro 0.8.9, Editions: XFCE,
>> Openbox
>> Message Body:
>> I had a problem while installing Manjaro 0.8.9, Editions: XFCE, Openbox.
>> The problem is that during the installation I'm using an existing separate
>> /home partition. The problem with that is that the manjaro preconfigured
>> file in /etc/skel/ are never copied into my /home directory and thus I'm
>> left with vanilla xfce or vanilla openbox.
>> I believe this problem occurs because the files in my /home directory are
>> assigned to my old user (from the previous install) and the user is not able
>> to write into the directory. I'm not sure though.
>> Eventually I installed manjaro without separate /home directory and after
>> that copied the created conf files into my old /home partition, edited fstab
>> and I'm not happy and running manjaro WITH separate partition for /home.
>> I hope you can resolve this problem. While it's not tough to deal with, it
>> is definitely NOT user-friendly anymore, when it occurs.
>> Cheers,
>> -g
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