|Project wiki:||New Linux Distribution|
|Related pages:||#694: User administration|
When installing a new distribution on a new partition (new disk), it is sometimes useful to be able to import custom settings from a previously running distribution, still installed on a disk available in the system.
The most obvious are user accounts. Why set up new accounts for each users when we have a separate /home partition and existing users in the old system. So, during the installation phase, offer to mount the old partition and import such settings.