[TriLUG] Suggestions wanted for Linux laptop
ncdave4life at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 13:11:25 EST 2011
If the drive is failing (did you test it? w/ Drive Fitness Test?), then
copy it with ddrescue instead of dd. dd will die when it hits a bad block.
ddrescue will try hard to copy as much as possible.
Assuming /dev/sda is the old (sick) drive, /dev/sdb is the new drive
(attached via USB adapter), and /dev/sdc is your flash thumbdrive...
# verify that each of the drives is where you think it is:
# mount your thumb drive:
mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/sdc1
# copy the sick drive to the new one, with the ddrescue "log file" on your
ddrescue -B /dev/sda /dev/sdb /mnt/sdc1/drive.log
On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Dec 2011, Carl Crider wrote:
> If you are happy with this laptop, I'd suggest getting a compatible drive
> dd if=old.drive of=new.drive
> # replace_drive; boot; keep_working
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