New install. Partioning advice please.
natgross.rentalsystems at verizon.net
Tue Feb 15 16:21:44 UTC 2005
Paul Howarth wrote:
> Nat Gross wrote:
>> On a new FC3 (or FC2) install, on one hard drive, how do I set it up
>> so that certain directory structures do not get erased when
>> installing to a future version of Linux?
>> And as a follow up question, can I re-partion an existing fc2 system,
>> to allow the same?
>> I wasn't aware that this was possible, but the FC-3 install notes
>> allows for reading the iso's "from a hard drive location not
>> overwritten by the installation", which prompted this question. This
>> would prove extremely useful of course, not only for the purpose os
>> install iso's.
> You do this my making separate partitions for the areas you think
> you'll want to keep when doing a fresh install (not an upgrade) at a
> later date. Typically this would be /home and maybe /usr/local.
> If you have the ISO images for a new version downloaded to somewhere
> in one of these partitions, you should be able to install from them,
> whilst reformatting and reinstalling everything else.
Sounds great. One question, can I repartition the existing fc2 /ext3
drive without losing data?
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