John E. Perry wrote:
Just two problems: first, I took others' advice
again to switch from
Reiser to ext3fs, but my home directory is too big to get onto cd's or
dvd's, so I now have a system based on ext3fs except for the /home
directory, which is still Reiser. I'm digging through the home
directories so I can divide it onto several dvds, but it's going to take
Since you're blowing away most of the system anyway, why not just create
a new ext3 partition and copy /home to it. Then, when you install the
new system, just mount that ext3 partition as /home. You can use a
rescue CD to create the new partition and copy /home.
Incidentally, you may want to invest in an external USB hard drive.
They're cheap these days and can hold a lot of data. I've got one here
that's 160 GB. It currently contains a couple of generations of backup
from two computers.
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