Okay, I had Sabayon 3.2??, I think, installed, working fine, I found out about the 3.4 release, and installed it. Having not made any program installs beyond the default, and wanting as quick an upgrade as possible, I chose to do a fresh install and format my / and /boot partitions, and told the installer to mount my /home and swap partitions. during the install process, i set up my account as the primary and re-created my wife's and brother-in-laws accounts at the appropriate screen. The installer for some reason copied the contents of my home directory into my wife's as far as it could before running out of disk space, which isn't a surprise, as I had the dvd iso and a few gigs of video, and only have a 20 gig /home partition. The installer in this process deleted all the data that had previously been in my wife's home directory, including our wedding pictures.
My questions are:
1. Is this behavior the default? If so, why?
2. Why would it do this without warning me that it will be deleting data on a drive I told it not to format?
3. What can I do to prevent this if I should need to upgrade again?
Thanks for your replies