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Old 05-20-2007, 09:10 AM   #46
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well, where to am I suppose to back up 55 gigs of data? I've already back up all I could (~20 GB) I dont know where to place the rest.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 12:15 PM   #47
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First, is '/home' a directory or a partition ? How many partitions do you have and the sizes of each, run 'fdisk -l' (that is L lowercase) or 'df'. If you think about it, if '/home' is a directory, it is more difficult to keep it. If it is a partition it is easier. If you have enough room, you can make a new partiiton, move the '/home' directory to that partition, erase all other partitions, then install Slackware.

I guess this is the reason why you should have at least a root, swap, and home partition, instead of just root and swap. (boot is also a possible one)

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Old 05-20-2007, 12:37 PM   #48
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Code:
Malkav:/home/kronos# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1       30213   242685891   83  Linux
/dev/hda2           30214       30401     1510110    5  Extended
/dev/hda5           30214       30401     1510078+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
so as you see theres one / and one swap (extended is swap.. dunno why its twice) I guess its possible to resize the boot one enough to make storage suitable for my home folder.... and then simply move it but I still need to free abit more room... I'm sure I'll find something... this seems more messy then I originally thought though..
 
Old 05-20-2007, 01:45 PM   #49
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nem
I don't know what to really say guys....
Just alot of people on #Slackware at irc.freeenode.net claimed that I shouldn't
use linuxpackges.com.I know that linuxpackages.com had malicious code so thats why I stayed away from it.Here is a link that you can read about it.

http://slackadelic.com/2007/04/11/li...lly-malicious/

If you want to comment on it.. I want to hear
what guys say about this.
I dunno if it's true, but I don't need to use linuxpackages. The only slightly more difficult thing to install is mplayer, but the slackbuild from slackbuilds.org works just fine. And I believe Alien Bob has a package of it too:
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/MPlayer/

Combining the above information with the fact that packages at linuxpackages aren't build on "clean machines", there is no further reason for me to use or recommend linuxpackages. I've just remove all packages from them from my system, and either used slackbuilds for harder to compile programs (mplayer) or compile from source for easier ones.

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