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Old 03-06-2003, 07:31 PM   #1
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I need to reinstall redhat, some help quick


8.1 seems not to like my pc :/

I would like to switch to 8.0 as a fresh install but keep like most of my files(webserver and its files)

Friend said to bunzip the would partition(18%used) and reinstall

i got 2 questions

how do i archive the whole thing

and how to i make redhat install remove everything except that archive file so its like a fresh install?
 
Old 03-06-2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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easiest way I would do this is backup all the files you want on another partition, then wipe and start new. That's your best bet if you're going with a whole new distribution.
 
Old 03-06-2003, 07:56 PM   #3
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ok well i am making a backup tar bz2 file now

i only have 1 main partition and its 18 gigs totol, 3gigs used

should i during install resize this one, make a new one and install the new system on it? or just move the backup file to a new partion and then clean the old one

if second, i dont know how to make a new partition in shell.

if i just make a new one from the old one... its gonna be a tard

cause 3gigs used + 3gig backup file - 6gigs

can yu guide me where i can get a tutirial on making a new partition, moving the backup there?
 
Old 03-06-2003, 08:02 PM   #4
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ext2resize or something like that is the name of the app.. I'd have to research it but I know it can be done. Check the HOWTO library.. www.linuxdoc.org .

Hopefully this helps, maybe someone that's done this before can post? I've never had a need to do this, but I understand the concepts. Good luck.
 
  


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