transfering linux system to another hard drive

Thomas Ward tward at
Wed Dec 5 08:28:41 EST 2001

There is a great program out there called Image cast 4.5 that will do just
this sort of thing. It isn't free, but I love it.
Image cast does have a dos client which  you can make a batch file for which
will do the following:
A. Image all your files, and if you want image [partitions as well.  B.
converts it to a file which you send to another computer on your network or
another hard drive in your computer. C. I use a batch file which then
extracts the image onto the new hard drive, and it is easy as that.
If you are interrested email me off list and I'll see if I can help you get
up and running with IC 4.5, and get your drives imaged.
You can email me at:
tward at

----- Original Message -----
From: Cheryl Homiak <chomiak at>
To: <blinux-list at>; speakup <speakup at>;
<debian-user at>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 9:29 AM
Subject: transfering linux system to another hard drive

> I apologize for the cross-post, but I'm trying to get info as soon as
> possible; even if somebody has just seen this on one of these lists and
> can steer me toward the correct archive it would be appreciated.
> My hard drive with linux is failing; I have just obtained a 20gig drive
> which will have both my dos and linux on it. All drives--my dying linux
> drive, my old and tiny dos drive, and my new drive--are all connected to
> the computer. I will have to partition the hard drive, but it is being
> recognized correctly in the bios and linux. Eventually, the dying drive
> (hda) will be removed as will the dos drive (hdd) and the new drive (hdb)
> will become hda.  I want to know if there is a way to transfer my linux
> from the dying 2.5gig drive to the new 20gig; I am assuming I will first
> need to partition the hard drive and the partitioning will probably be
> somewhat different from the old drive due to the difference in size.
> Sorry for the info repeat to those on blinux.
> I know I saw a discussion of just this problem somewhere recently but
> haven't been able to locate it.
> Also, can I make my partition that will hold dos with linux since I have
> no data already onthe hard drive to protect?
> thanks.
> Cheryl
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