Can I safely copy one partition to another and delete the first?
I'm screwing around with my partitioning scheme in order to make room to try some other distros and I'm wondering how to copy my / partition to elsewhere on the disk. I'm thinking just make two partitions the same size (and format, which is ext3), and then use the "dd" command, right? Or will that destroy my file system? Like, "dd if=/dev/sda5 of=/dev/sda3"? gparted will allow the user to move a partition but I've heard that it's buggy and not reliable.
Last edited by Excalibre; 06-27-2008 at 11:16 PM.