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Removing dotfiles in /home when installing over an Ubuntu partition

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – If you install Arch only to '/' then your Home Folder will be created in that partition. And Later if you add /home (which may not be /home but a simple partition) to fstab your default Home will still be the one created in '/'. So if you intend to keep separate /home it will be a good idea to just use the /home you already have, just don't format it. Mount it during installation. As for the dotfiles if you are removing Ubuntu then remove those dotfiles. I always back up some dot folders like, .thunderbird, .mozilla etc. and use them between distros....my two cents. (HowTos)