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Is it possible to reinstall my mandrake without reformatting the partition?? i'm asking because i royally screwed something up and i wish to reinstall mandrake to fix the problem.. but i have certain directorys i don't want to loose.. please help because if i need to reboot or loos power i don't think i can get back into mandrake as a result of this problem i'm having
p.s. noone ever tells the new guys never to mess with /dev permissions.. now i'm screwed
so there is not a way to reinstall my mandrake without loosing the data i want to keep?
i have over 37 gb of data in /mystuff/
i don't care about any other folders.. the install can overwrite to its heart content.. but its there no way to keep /mystuff/* ??
Is it on a seperate partition? In that case there's no problem.
Can you enter the system and put it on a seperate partition. Again, you're saved.
Maybe you could use a rescue cd to enter into your distro, or, if you still use windows on the same system, download LTOOLS to get access to your linux drives and copy any important info to another drive...
as i suspected as soon as i logged out i was no longer able to get back into the gui... luckily i found a hard drive laying around big enough to hold all my data.. i used that full screen terminal to copy it all over then i killed the partition table on the mdk drive.. i now have mdk installed in a / partition of 4gb... 768mb swap partition... and the rest of the space is in /home partition. hopefully this will help me in my journey of linux learning
Just for the record ... I've always (even on Windows) put my essential (big-ass) data folders on separate partitions, such as "/home", "/media/music" and "/media/images" -- that way it's so much easier to move it, back it up and generally avoid losing it.