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Old 01-31-2004, 08:45 PM   #1
shirtboy
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Hard drive switch -- What to do?


Hi, here's my problem. In my RH9 computer, I have an 8 gb hard drive that came with the computer, and a 80 gb hard drive I installed (this was in November). I recently bought a TiVo, and plan to upgrade it next weekend with a 160 gb hard drive I bought. I also want to put the 80 gb from my computer into my TiVo, and replace it with the 40 gb from the TiVo.

I just checked, and according to a df, hda2 is only 3% in use, so space on the 40gb is not a problem. I really don't want to reinstall -- despite the low hard drive usage, I've done alot of work to it over the past few months.

All I have to do is somehow clean out that 80 gb without losing the information, format it, do all my required TiVo stuff (which I don't even want to start thinking about), then put the 40 gb back in.

Does this all require repartitioning? If so, I may as well just reformat and start over again. Either way, I'm just wondering how I would go about all of this.

Thanks alot!
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:04 PM   #2
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it depends.... how much free space do you have on the 8GB hd..., if there is enough space on the 8GB, then you could always copy the files off the 80, install the 40GB, partition and format it as needed, then move the files back.

if not, you could always use the 160GB drive temporarily to hold the files on your HD while you perform the swap, although there is not quite enough information provided to really help, perhaps you could provide the following
you said the computer had an 8 GB and 80? perhaps you could post the output of the 'df' command as well the output of 'mount'
(df -h > file.txt; mount >> file.txt, then paste the contents of file.txt into your reply) that would help alot to determine just how your HDs are partitioned, and how best to go about moving their contents to another HD.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:40 PM   #3
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Good point!

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 73G 1.9G 68G 3% /
/dev/hda1 99M 9.0M 85M 10% /boot
none 157M 0 157M 0% /dev/shm


/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)

Thanks alot.
 
  


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