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boostr.in questions - Question:Can i create additional / extra linux partitons on the only hard disk currently being used without data loss?


some correct grounding information/help required:
Problem: need to mount usb on centos 5.6 for urgent backup?

This is what i have:

[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux

/dev/hda2 14 7296 58500697+ 8e Linux LVM

[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l /dev/hda1

Disk /dev/hda1: 106 MB, 106896384 bytes 16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 207 cylinders Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Disk /dev/hda1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

[root@localhost ~]# ls /dev/hd*

/dev/hda /dev/hda1 /dev/hda2 /dev/hdc

[nano fstab - content]

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1

LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2

tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0

sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0

------------ end fstab ---

* my troubles started when i updated all the software inc. mysql server, which is now totally lost and refuses to reinstall and run.

I want to backup my work on usb-flash so that i do not loose it.

I am having probs mounting my usb-flash stick - how do i do that on my system?? Pease have a look at my system info above.
And a Basic but ESSENTIAL Question - CAN A DISK (ONLY the-1 BEING USED) THAT IS RUNNING THE ENTIRE OS BE PARTITIONED WITHOUT LOOSING THE DATA (lots of space free on disk), AND IF YES HOW ?

( as oppose to: partitions are only created at system install, and necesserillyy mean that all data on the drive is lost - true or false ?? )

( I shouldn't have done that software update via the desktop.... ).

THANK YOU.
asked Sep 13, 2013 in Java Interview Questions by anonymous
edited Sep 12, 2013
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