[TriLUG] upgrading to a bigger HD
maillist at shenandoahkennels.net
Wed Jun 8 19:33:29 EDT 2005
Jason Tower wrote:
> piece of cake, assuming you have a box to copy it to temporarily.
> boot knoppix, get root shell:
> dd if=/dev/hda | ssh user at rem.ote.ho.st dd of=filename.img
> then on the target machine:
> ssh user at rem.ote.ho.st dd if=filename.img | dd of=/dev/hda
> i do it all the time, makes a perfect copy. plus you now have a
> backup of the drive image. works great for bare metal disaster
> recovery as well.
> Christopher L Merrill wrote:
>> I'm trying to upgrade my Thinkpad to a new HD. It has WinXP on it.
>> I've tried Ghost 9.0, but no joy (it looks like Ghost isn't as good
>> as it used to be). Basically, I need to copy the partitions to a
>> new, larger HD, along with the MBR.
>> Since I've been looking for an excuse to try out Knoppix, is there
>> any tool on Knoppix (or any other CD-bootable Linux distro) that
>> would help me accomplish this task?
>> Note that I don't need the partitions resized (although it would be
>> a bonus!), I could use Partition Magic, if necessary. There is a
>> combination of NTFS and FAT32 partitions on the drive.
Or get with someone that has a caddy for the second drive and dd from
one to the other..
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