Backup linux in order to format drive.
There are many reasons I want to back up my drive. Firstly, the main one is for general backup purposes. Also, I want to resize my partitions (my windows partition is way too big for an OS I never use). I also want to convert my file system to ext3.
I have heard there is a program similar to Norton ghost for windows. How would I go around getting this and using it? I have an external hard drive. Would I be able to put the image on it and use it once I have re-installed linux? And considering my drive will be larger when I use the image, will I still be able to use the image?
Also, is there an alternative way, by just copying the contents of my / folder and pasting them back in. I do not imagine this would be possible.