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Old 10-16-2003, 03:36 PM   #1
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ext2 and fat32

Hi again,
As I previously stated, I'm awaiting my red hat disks so I'm trying to study as much in advance of my first step into Linux. I just read in a Red hat 7 book from the library that the filesystem of preference in Linux is ext2. Unfortunately, My PC is used by the whole family and thus, win98 will be in use until I can convince all concerned to the contrary! I use a removable hdd caddy system, and all three of our current "system" disks are periodically backed up by switching them to slave, putting in a big 120gig "system disk", booting to that and dragging the entire contents of the disk to be backed up into its own folder on the big backup disk. So, finally, my question is: can win98 copy ext2 to a folder on a fat32, or will I need to put Linux on a partition on the big disk specifically to backup my Linux system disk?
Hope I made myself clear.
Old 10-16-2003, 03:41 PM   #2
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You can use Linux to do that. You can make an image of the Linux partition using the 'dd' command or Partimage, then copy it to the FAT32. You can also just copy the files from Linux, but you will probably have to put them in a tar archive tp preserve certain attributes that aren't supported in FAT32.

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Old 10-16-2003, 04:02 PM   #3
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