on 01-04-2010 08:12 PM
I have linux on my ps3 and a parition on my hard drive. With the new update I was wondering if I had to some how get rid of it, what would happen if I just went ahead with the update? And to get rid of it do I have to back up and format my hard drive.
I do have a 250gb HDD in my ps3 so I dont really care if I just loose 10gb and it would take a long time to back up. Also, does the back up utility compress the file that you back up at all?
I dont want to ruin my ps3, but I dont really want to waste all that time backing up and risk loosing everything formatting my hdd. What do I do??
on 01-04-2010 08:20 PM
According to the installation notes, before I cancelled the update, the partition will still be there but you'll be unable to access it as the OtherOS options will be missing. To reclaim the space you'll have to backup and reformat.
on 01-04-2010 09:41 PM
This is exactly what i was most worried about.
I'm not too bothered about losing otherOS as I barely used it. But 10Gb is about 20% of my usable HD space.
Essentially this "update" means either Sony take 10Gb of my storage space or i have to actually pay to buy an external HD so i can backup and reformat (The only external HD I have is not FAT32) followed by hours and hours of re-downloading content and software updates.
on 01-04-2010 09:49 PM
on 01-04-2010 10:44 PM
I can only recommend to you to pick up a cheap usb stick and use that to backup your save games. They're not too big on their own. After formatting you'd have to re-download your content from psn, and copy any music/videos back onto it. Your system settings (i.e. psn account info) are on flash storage, so reformatting the hd won't affect these.
Note: If you have any ps2 save data ... I was unable to back this up when I last restored the system, so I lost my data.
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