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Old 03-21-2006, 03:41 AM   #1
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convert and merge a fat32 to ext3 and then merge w/ another ext3?


i have a fat32 partition (34.4gb in total) and a 14.2gb ext3 partition. is there any way to make them into one big ext3 partition without backing up everything, and making a new partition?


edit: i see now that there is enough free space on the fat32 part to move everything on the ext3 part over. i will lose permisions, but that is not a big deal on mp3s
if i get all my data onto just the fat32 partition, then i can delete the ext3 partition. does that make it any easier? then i could just expand and convert the fat partition and convert it if that is possible.

good idea? bad idea?

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Old 03-21-2006, 06:29 AM   #2
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You can not convert a FAT32 partition to ext3 without wiping out your existing data.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 11:20 PM   #3
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You can not convert a FAT32 partition to ext3 without wiping out your existing data.
hi,

what if that would have been ext2 instead of FAT32......???

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