transferring linux system to another hard drive
Stephen.Dawes at gov.calgary.ab.ca
Thu Dec 6 09:37:18 EST 2001
My friend that has done this successfully has done it between 2 drives
of the same size, as well as the new drive bigger then the original
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Mailto: sdawes at gov.calgary.ab.ca
From: Adam Myrow [mailto:myrow at eskimo.com]
Sent: 2001 December 05 7:16 PM
To: speakup at braille.uwo.ca
Subject: RE: transferring linux system to another hard drive
I tried that once, and dd bombed saying that the maximum file size of
had been reached. Of course, I was copying to a file first, because I
didn't trust writing directly to another partition like that. Does that
get around the 2GB limit? Also, doesn't writing the image of a disk on
another make the second drive think it's the same size as the first?
I've copied manually, an entire Linux filesystem several times as I
experimented, and it can be done with a bit of effort. Also, parted
under Linux and can copy DOS or Windows partitions across from one drive
another and set the size on the new drive correctly.
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