transferring linux system to another hard drive
tsar at sylaba.poznan.pl
Thu Dec 6 06:19:11 EST 2001
And what about mount points?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Dawes" <sdawes at telusplanet.net>
To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 2:09 AM
Subject: RE: transferring linux system to another hard drive
> The free way to do this is as follows!
> 1. have both hard drives connected to the same computer
> 2. boot the system with a rescue disk, that contains the speaking kernels
> and tools necessary to do the rest of this job.
> 3. once booted, type the following at the command prompt, leaving off the
> quotes of course.
> "dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb"
> 4. Mount the new drive
> 5. chroot
> 6. lilo
> 7. Remove the floppy.
> 8. shutdown
> 9. disconnect the original drive.
> 10. Boot the system, and voila.
> This does work, as I know of people who have done exactly the steps listed
> Good Luck!!!
> AND IT IS FREE!!!
> Steve Dawes VE6AYT
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: speakup-admin at braille.uwo.ca
> > [mailto:speakup-admin at braille.uwo.ca]On Behalf Of Thomas Ward
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 6:29 AM
> > To: speakup at braille.uwo.ca
> > Subject: Re: transferring linux system to another hard drive
> > There is a great program out there called Image cast 4.5 that will do
> > 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 interested 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 bright.net
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Cheryl Homiak <chomiak at chartermi.net>
> > To: <blinux-list at redhat.com>; speakup <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>;
> > <debian-user at lists.debian.org>
> > 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
> > > can steer me toward the correct archive it would be appreciated.
> > > My hard drive with linux is failing; I have just obtained a 20gig
> > > which will have both my dos and linux on it. All drives--my dying
> > > drive, my old and tiny dos drive, and my new drive--are all connected
> > > the computer. I will have to partition the hard drive, but it is being
> > > recognized correctly in the bios and linux. Eventually, the dying
> > > (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
> > > from the dying 2.5gig drive to the new 20gig; I am assuming I will
> > > 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
> > > no data already onthe hard drive to protect?
> > > thanks.
> > > Cheryl
> > >
> > >
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