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Old 08-30-2003, 01:49 PM   #1
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make new Partiton for backup while re-install

Hey guys.
i dont have a working cd-writer, and now im a little more experianced with linux i want to do a clean install.

basically to clean up all the stuff i dont need, but installed just in case ect ect ect.

BUT, ive downloaded 100's or megs of software, (on a 56k modem) and not looking forward to have to re-download most of it.

how would i create a new partition out my my existing space ?
(preferably FAT32 but EXT3 would be ok)

then, i assume i could re install linux on the disk, (but not damage the new partition and then copy all the data back onto my main linux partition.

then.. could i remove the new partition, and integrate its memory back into the main linux partiton ???

i know its a big task, but anything is better than re-downloading.
(i have no spare hard disks, or local network, so that is not an option)

Old 08-30-2003, 03:49 PM   #2
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you can use ranish partition manager for fat32
and ex2resizer for ext2/3 resizing


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