Exchange the harddrive

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Explanation

This is how you do it easiest:

Total wipe new install of FSG-3 (No special firmware needed): Tools needed to make ReiserFS partitions with for example: - Paragon Partition Manager or similar program.

Do not remove this partition, if you do, your big partition will then become linuxswap and your home partition will be set to first root partition

IMPORTANT It's critical that you use the filesystem ReiserFS and not Ext2 or 3 when creating the partitions or it might not recognise the home partition correctly

Downloads

Now the FSG-tool formats all partitions and adds the content to them.

Here you have an exeple of partitions for an original FSG 160Gb:

Fsg 160GB partitions.jpg

It worked great for me, but might not for you, I take no responsibility for any damage that may occur, remember don't do this if you have warranty.... You do this at your own risk, this is intended for those who had damaged their harddrive and have no other way to correct the problem.

Notes

It's important that you use the filesystem ReiserFS and not Ext2 or 3 when creating the partitions or it might not recognise the home partition correctly

130+ or 70+

130+ meens you can have bigger partitions if you want...

difference between step 2 and step 3 ?

Does that mean we need to create 2 partitions of 133mb ?? Yes in standard config you have 2 system partitions, one is for backup if i understand it correct for easy recovery!

Why 2 Reiser FS prymary partitions?

BTW the second system partition is used when doing upgrades and recoveries. One system is then upgraded and the other is where the current systems runs from. They are swapped at startup. So if you want to be sure that upgrading works, you need two system partitions.

Can you write and read with a Windows XP - PC on a linux ext2 partitions drive ?

Not if you connect it to your internal HD controller however you can read using HFS Explorer Here there are some tools to read and sometimes write on ext2 partions. This all is for XP.

Sometimes enable write causes 'blue screen of death' and may cause file system damage! (tested)

No recovery needed

Used Partition Magic (I use version 7), not only to create the partitions, but also to copy the content of the partitions of the old disk (partitions 0,1 and 3) and resize partition 3. Worked fine for me; no recovery procedure necessary!

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Hope this helps some of you Ztealmax

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