Reverting to Regular Ubuntu

Michael R. Head burner at
Tue Aug 28 17:25:47 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 10:59 -0500, Tipton, Timothy wrote:
> >Create a new partition for your Ogg data which you want to keep. Move
> your
> >files into it. You can then mess about with your installation without 
> >coming anywhere near your Ogg files. 
> Ok, this definitely makes sense - now comes the "howto" question > can
> you recommend software in which to do this? (As stated, I am a novice, I
> am sure I can figure out/read the manual on how to do it, but what
> application would be the best fit for the job?)

I like firing up the Ubuntu Desktop CD and using the GNOME Partition
Editor fromthe menus to do this. It lets you grow, shrink, and create
partitions without losing data.

> >To be honest, if your music is that important to you, it should either
> be 
> >backed up or on a separate partition at the very least.
> I completely agree - I have all of this music either in CD or MP3
> format, backed up - After switching to Linux I did R&D on lossless
> formats and whatnot, and ripped all of them into Ogg Vorbis - the
> problem is more so the time spent doing it, rather than the actual
> files. My problem is that I have a 500Gig HDD, with only the standard
> partitioning (I know, stupid, but I didn't know better or the most
> effective way at the time - not that I do now either, but at least I
> know I need another one)
> Thanks for your help Steve,
> Tim 
Michael R. Head <burner at>

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