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Old 06-08-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
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is fips destructive?


I'm trying to use fips.exe to repartition my harddrive so that I can install linux. Is it a destructive program, or will it leave my files intact?

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Old 06-08-2008, 11:37 PM   #2
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It is not destructive but you should backup any important data anyway. Be sure to read the documentation before proceding.

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Old 06-09-2008, 03:25 PM   #3
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In theory, it is completely non-destructive (but you won't get a worthwhile guarantee that it won't go wrong).

In practice your biggest risk item is you. If you do make a big mistake and then commit your big mistake to disk you will destroy your data (if that is what you've asked it to do). Given that while to the experienced fips is quite unambiguous, to the neophyte it might all be a bit overwhelming, depending on your familiarity with this kind of program and how solid your grasp on the basic concepts is, so I think I'd make two backups...
 
  


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