transfering linux system to another hard drive

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at
Wed Dec 5 17:14:14 EST 2001

Since we're discussing thoes programs, another good one is Norton Ghost.

On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 08:28:41AM -0500, Thomas Ward wrote:
> 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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