My Acer-1410 was running Ubuntu 9.04 (64 bit) with /home on a separate partition. I backed up /home to an external HD and wonder how best to restore the external HD's /home folder to the /home folder on the Acer now with a clean install of Xubuntu 12.04.1.

If possible, I would prefer to avoid creating a new user on the Acer. Suggestions appreciated.