you should check also for cascading home mount partition in another home partition ...
if in mandriva your home partition is mounted at /home then in sabayon is another home partition mounted at /home/you_username then mandriva home content is hidden when you use you sabayonlinux home even both have the same /home/you_username path!man mount
mount -t type device dir
This tells the kernel to attach the file system found on device (which is of type type) at the directory dir. The previous contents (if any) and owner and mode of dir become invisible, and as long as this file system remains mounted, the pathname dir refers to the root of the file system on device.
Dark Star wrote:
Will try that, just noticed this
Why in the world sabayon created a new /home ? and pushed the contents in a backup home ?
is so obvious why not no? is a safety measure, i think ... try to recover an old file, overwritten or deleted in linux, and you see why! better to have all old content pushed back in a backup dir, then at you first login you simply play with a copy ... i am not sure why this copy is ... empty ... is no need to be empty! just a copy of you old home dir ...