I have to format my os

Asked by Krish on 2012-03-28

I Have Installed 2 Linux 11.10 OS . One OS is in dev/sda1 So I have to format my secondary OS I have Some importwnt data I don't want loose that.Is it possible to fomat OS witout loosing data Can use xfd cammand for this purpose

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2012-03-31
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If your data is 'important' you SHOULD make a backup....

Are both on /dev/sda1 ?

Krish (krish9) said : #2

My hard disk is 320 GB 1 Partion is Of 147 GB & another is 173 GB I don't have exact idea It is possible like Window OS to tkae backup into anyone partion
When I log in it shows two booting option 1-Linux Geric (/dev/sda) 2-Linux Geric (/dev/sda1)
So Ihave tiformat OS /dev/sda

zvacet (ivicakolic) said : #3

Why donĀ“t you transfer your files to partition you will not format?If space is problem you can resize partitions and make bigger one you will save and one you want to delete make smaller.You can do this with gparted program.

Krish (krish9) said : #4

My hard disk is 320 GB 1 Partion is Of 147 GB & another is 173 GB I don't have exact idea It is possible like Window OS to tkae backup into anyone partion
When I log in it shows two booting option 1-Linux Geric (/dev/sda) 2-Linux Geric (/dev/sda1)
So Ihave to format OS from partition /dev/sda
Plz help me

Sure, clonezilla can do partition images. You will need a storage of suitable size to hold the resulting image but sure why not :-)
/dev/sda isn't a partition, its the physical drive. /dev/sda1 is the first partition on the drive and /dev/sda2 would be the second.

Krish (krish9) said : #6

 At time booting there is option Linux geric & Linux geric (/dev/sda1) How woul I know in which partition OS is So I have format ersase secondary OS

Krish (krish9) said : #7

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.