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Switching Win Vista to Linux, backups on ext. hdd's, do I need to recopy?

asked 2017-05-15 19:48:34 -0500

Iyahman gravatar image

hello all, I am considering switching from Win Vista to a Linux distro. All my data is backed up on external usb hard disc drives.Can I just plug them back in after the switch. Do I need to double copy everything and then reformat the hdd's?

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What do you mean by "double copy"? Reformat?

One thing you need to do is to reformat your external HDD to a Linux file system (ext4 for example) in order to be able to store future Fedora backups on it.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-05-16 10:19:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-15 23:17:32 -0500

backup before you do anything. Make sure the backups worked and you have all your files or anything you need before you start. After you install fedora, you should be able to plug in the usd HDD and see all your files. Just know anything windows related will not work on fedora( or linux). But, you should be able to look at docs and pics etc.

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