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I'm still, sorry, on F12 and sure need to upgrade.
Way back when I first had a bad disk on the "system" disk that was 80G, I only had a 200G lying around.
Next time that happened my other 200G wasn't "big" enough it said, so I put a 500G in there.
Now it seems I got more bad blocks etc but I need to lower the size 'cos I don't want to put a 1Tb HDD in there.
My question from all of this is, how do I decrease the image so I can put it all on a smaller HDD?
Used space on the system disk's partitions is about 30G, so an 80G disk should be sufficient.
Can anyone tell me how to do this?
What I can think of is that I need to "move" all data to the "beginning" of the HDD, then make an image of it but and the entire disk, just the data.
I've tried that with no luck since the image seem to get as big as the HDD, hence why I always needed to increase the HDD all the time.
Totally agree with TobiSGD.
The only safe way to go IMHO. "imaging" solutions (most of them) only replicate any problems you already have. Copying the files allows you to redesign the partition layout and f/s to whatever is (now) best for you.
Re-installing (classic) grub on Fedora is simple.
Trying to install grub on the newly switched disk told me that it was already installed, so I 'rpm -e' it.
Tried again but since I now don't have network access how can I use the F12 CD or my own setup repo that I've been using for a long time.
(A pal told me to setup my own repo so all updates would be faster since they are all on my disk that get's DLd during the night)
You misunderstood that part about installing grub. The software of the boot-loader is already installed, as you have already recognized. You have to set it up so that it writes it self to the master boot record.
You can find a detailed HowTo about doing that with Fedora here.
that I know, my new problem is that I can't even find my DVD drive
been googling for a while now and still nothing
I got nothing in my fstab either for this DVD drive, can that be "auto" added?
I can add it manually if I can find the device it is, but how can I find that: "That's the question" :P
I don't know for sure about Fedora , but it should be either /cdrom, /dev/cdrom or /dev/sr0.
Assuming that it is /dev/sr0 (which I think it is on most modern systems) you can mount it manually. Just create a mount-point for it (I assume that you are already using /mnt for your harddisk) and then mount it.