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Just bought a 120 GB WD hard drive and would like to move my partitions around. I use Partition Magic for this task so thats no problem. I also use Boot Magic as my OS loader, which makes the Grub boot-loader located on the /boot partition. As I don't have a Knopix CD or equivalent, I would like to configure FC3 ahead of time so that I can boot into it with no problems after the rearranging is complete. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with the configuring of Linux.
Here is my current partition configuration:
This is the partition configuration that I have planned:
From what I understand, I need to modify /boot/grub/grub.conf and /ect/fstab, so here are those two files:
fstab (the hard disk partition parts)
LABLE=LINUX / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABLE=LINBOOT /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda4 swap swap defaults 0 0
Also from what I have read, there is a Mtab file that I don't think I need to touch, but if I do please let me know.
If someone can help with the changing of the partition numbering here I will be very grateful and bow in their general direction.
Again any help is appreciated. Speedy help is more appreciated as I have about 3 days to get this working before the rebates (with UPC) need to be sent, making it so I can't return the HD if all fails.
you didnt mention where the disks were setup (primary master, primary slave, secondry master etc etc etc.) also we would need partiton numbers... (copy and paste the outputs of cfdisk /dev/hdX where X is a,b,c or d, (depending where your disks are)
in grub.conf if the (hd0,0) and (hd0) parts you need to edit..
again, we cant give the exact changes without cfdisk output.
Thanks for replying.
Sadly, as I stated that I had some time constraints, I just went ahead and edited the two files as I thought they should be (after a bit of research). I didn't even get to see if my assumtions were correct though, as I couldn't even move the partitions of Linux from one disk to another due to some incompatibility or file system error. The only option I had was to reinstall.
Thanks anyway guys.
Just a quick followup question.
Is there a imaging software that is able to copy FC3's ext 3 to CD-RW's (Linux or windows). I have DriveImage running on windows, but the filesystem is not reconized, so I don't think that the image made from that would be worth anything. If there is one integrated into KDE even better (haven't messed to much with Linux CD burning).