Convert native to F or E?

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bdonkey
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Convert native to F or E?

Post by bdonkey » Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:01 am

Hi,
Is there any way to convert a native install to an F or E drive install with the rootfs stuff on the FATX partitions? I've got my entire F locked away in GentooX, and seeing as I could never fill that up, I wanted to free it up for storing media for XBMC.

Would I have to somehow make a loopback and then copy everything over and edit configs? Or maybe I could reinstall GentooX as an E-Drive install, and then overwrite the files in rootfs with stuff from my native partition?

Thanks!

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Post by nobspangle » Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:54 am

It depends how much space you have used on your native partition. If it's less than 4GB it should be possible to copy everything into a loopback. You could also try making a gzip or bzip2 tar file of the system then extract that in to a loopback.
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Post by bdonkey » Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:01 am

Thanks for the fast reply. :D

So, essentially, I can just install GentooX as a loopback installation, and then copy everything from my native partition back into the rootfs?

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