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Old 12-18-2002, 07:01 PM   #1
heavyarmorever
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Question Partitioning Hard Drive with fips


I tried using fips to create a partition on a Gateway System (1.4Ghz 256mb 40gig DVD-ROM, CDRW). Fips aborts stating that the boot partition are not identical.

What should i do? Should I purchase Partition Magic 8.0 or is there a workaround when using fips?

Thanks
 
Old 12-18-2002, 10:00 PM   #2
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when you install linux you will be prompt with free tools such as fdisk or diskdruid to partition... no need for giving money to thos bastar** of partition magic
 
Old 12-18-2002, 10:02 PM   #3
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I'd backup my system first, then go along with the install and the tools mentioned by cipher. At the very worst you'll need to reinstall winbloze into a smaller partition that will be created during your linux install.

As long as your data is backed up, then that shouldn't be a very big problem...

Cool
 
Old 12-19-2002, 01:05 AM   #4
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man, nobody backs up anymore. I keep multiple backups,
but i haven't even run into anybody in 10 years that backs
anything up. I'll back up their stuff to cdr's, and give them
the disks, then they lose everything, and i ask, wherez
those cdr's i gave you, and they go what cdr's. it takes
my friends usually 2 complete hard drive crashes over
several years for them to even consider backing anything
up. then they quit after a few months.
 
Old 12-19-2002, 11:54 AM   #5
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I am guilty as well. I definitely don't always practice what I preach, and this is no exception. I backup maybe once a year, at best. It's sad really, because I have at least 50 CDRW's just sittin around and only get used to test something out or whatever.

My main reason for not doing it... Takes too much time :roll: I am going to try to start doing that a bit more, especially before making significant changes to my system.

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Old 12-19-2002, 06:42 PM   #6
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this is part of my backup script.
i uncomment whatever i am wanting to do.
usually i am just copying partitions to a different
hard drive.
the ddd is just a dd that i recompiled and added
in a function to tell me how many megs it had
copied so far. a lot of times i would start copying
stuff from one hard drive to another and would
wonder, is dma on for that drive? but i wouldn't
know how far along it was copying.
wait, i think i just found where it was keeping track of
how many output blocks there had been and had
it print that number to the screen. i changed the
default block size to 1 meg, so i wouldn't have to
do math in my head.


# cd /hda1; tar clfvpz - . > /1/hda1.tgz
# cd /hda2; tar clfvpz - . | split --bytes 650m - /1/hda2.tgz-
# ddd if=/dev/hda3 | gzip| split --bytes 650m - /1/hda3.dd.gzip-
for p in 6 7 8 10 ; do
# 42 43 44 45; do
echo $p
time ddd if=/dev/hda$p of=/dev/hde$p
# mount /dev/hda$p /2
# cd /2
# tar clfvpz - . |split --bytes 650m - /1/hda$p.tgz-
# cd /
# umount /2
# Esetroot -fit /jpg/*.jpg
# sleep 4
done
 
Old 12-19-2002, 08:16 PM   #7
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i have never backed up my system, and probably never will. it takes longer to back up 40 gigs than to simply reinstall everything.

backing up data in large amounts with cdr's is not efficient at all. i may start doing backups when i get a dvd burner, but who knows....
 
Old 12-19-2002, 09:18 PM   #8
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I back up my important data onto CD's and if something goes wrong I just re-install everything & update the data from backups.

Soon I'll go to RAID, and it'll be even easier.
 
  


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