I'm not sure I understand the question. When I reinstalled pclos, I did not format the /home partition (by using
the custom install routine). When the reinstallation was finished, it had put whatever it thought it needed
on that partition,in /doug, but none of what was on the partition is still there, as far as I can tell. However, using Dolphin I located the copy of my old /home/doug (on a different partition altogether) and highlited it and said "copy", and then, using Dolphin, I went to the latest /home partition, where I was unable to paste, and called up the /doug directory. I then pasted what I had copied. Now I have, in my latest install, /home/doug, and /home/doug/doug. (I think I
have that right--I'm working from a different distro now, since the new pclos Thunderbird does not receive. I will
go back and check in a little while.)
I don't know how to move /dev/disk-1/doug (the place where I save the old /home information) to sda7, which is the /home partition of the new install, and if I did that, would I wipe out whatever the new install already has put into that partition under /doug? I really don't want to have to reinstall _again_!
This is all probably very simple, and I'm missing something, but it's not obvious to me.
Thanx for your input, folks. --doug