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Re: [tlug] Move the OS to a different partition?

I've accidentally removed partitioning from around a Linux installation...

One option would be to tarball the whole setup with options for /dev
and skipping a few fs locations such as /proc and /sys and unpacking
it on a freshly built partition and formatted fs... but as it is Mint
19 ... it would be easier to just backup user data and re-install

that is my limited suggestion.

On 10/13/19, Thomas Blasejewicz <> wrote:
> Good evening
> In the hope everybody is safe so far! .. and we all make it through the
> storm.
> I have a probably really stupid question.
> On one of my "experimental machines" I have Linux Mint 19, Cinnamon
> edition, installed in a 500 GB HDD WITHOUT partitions.
> IF I wanted to create a new 100GB partition, would it be possible to
> just "copy" or "move" the file system to that new partition,
> designate it somehow as "/" and keep the data in /home?
> Or: newly install the OS in the created 100 GB partition and then delete
> it is somehow from the resized data partition?
> Somehow I am hoping Linux has some slick tricks to do that.
> If not ... it is not a problem or particularly important.
> Sorry for this!
> Thomas
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