Re: installing a second hard disk?
On 10/07/10 22:28, Charles Kroeger wrote:
You are using the word "Install" in an ambiguous way. Also the
"removable media" can't reside "on" an ext3 system - more an ext3
filesystem resides on the removeable media (maybe). This filesystem
then will be (potentially) mounted into the overall filesystem.
I'm sorry I really don't understand, please define what you mean by
"installing" the image.
Like I have an image of the data in a partition recorded on removable media.
The source of this data [hard drive] and the removable media containing the copy
[image] of this data both reside on an ext3 file system.
My question is if the hard drive is reformatted with the ext4 file system and I
re-install that 'image' [ext3 file system] will the data be corrupted?
Are you saying you took a copy of the partition using something like dd
if=/dev/sdXy of=/mnt/removeable-media/a-file-on this-media or did you
just copy the files?
If you now have this file, you don't "install" it to recover it. You
either copy it back using dd
dd if=/mnt/removeable-media/a-file-on-this-media of=/dev/sdXy
Or you could mount the file as a loopback device
mount -o loop /mnt/removeable-media/a-file-on-this-media /a-new-mnt-point/
and copy the files from there