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So I have a partition I wanna make smaller. I can use GParted but this is not secure. Even with backup - there are tons of personal files, I can't check 'em all if they are correct after resizing. So I thought maybe I can create a dir on another machine and do something like
cp -a / /mnt/0 # which is a mounted directory on another machine
and after repartitioning HDD get everithing back this way. Will it work?
More info. What I need to do is the following. I have a 80 GB laptop HDD with Linux on it. root and swap. I need to install Windows also, as a second OS. From CD which came with the laptop. That CD is not an installer, it has an image of an HDD and what it does is it formats the whole laptop HDD and extracts Windows to a partition size of which you can select. So I need to save whole Linux system, install Windows XP from that CD and add Linux to a smaller partition so I'll have dual boot. How can I do it. I don't want to reinstall Linux.