Restoring a full image onto a part

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Restoring a full image onto a part

Post by Hucast » Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:57 am

I have a full backup of a gentoo linux distrobution (about 8GB). I currently have Windows XP installed with 10GB free. Is it possible to restore the gentoo linux distro into that free space? The gentoo linux distro was without windows (nix only). I.e /dev/hda1 = /boot (ext3), /dev/hda2 = / (reiserfs 3.6)....etc. Is it possible to restore that full partition into that space thats left after windows?

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Post by vir2al » Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:13 am

It is possible, but you will need to first shrink your XP partition to make room for the gentoo image.

The new partition must be atleast able to hold the original image. So, 10GB will be enough.

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