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Old 10-29-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Question Reinstalling Fedora Core 9, without losing my data

hi guys
this might sound like a stupid question.
I had fedora core 5 for a long time and when i updated it to fc9 with the installation dvd, but the OS would just crash all the time.
So want to reinstall the fc9 but i have 200Gb of data that there is noway for me to back up.

how can i reinstall fedora core 9 with out losing my data on the hard drive?
is it even possible?
btw guys teh format of my hard drive is LVM?
Thank you all.
Old 10-29-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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There is no such thing as data that cannot be backed up, although you may have to buy more hardware in order to have a place to put the backup copy. Back up your data and then reinstall Fedora 9.

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You may need to mount the drive in another working machine to copy the data off.
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But can I not resize the partition with my data, so that i have new partition and then format and install fc9
why wouldn't that work?
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you would not be sure where the data on your partition is, it can be saved in front or in the end, or somewhere in between. You really should make a backup on a external harddisk, and format completely for the best, and most safe result.


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