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Old 09-29-2006, 02:01 AM   #1
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Migrating FC5 Default Install to Larger Hard Drive


Greetings,

I've outgrown my 30gig IDE drive and wish to migrate my fully updated FC5 install to a 120gig drive, which would give me an additional 90gig.

I used the FC5 default installation so there's no custom part's or windows part's to worry about.

I was thinking this should be a simple matter but apparently not.

My first attempt involved installing FC5 (minimum install) from the install DVD to the 120gig. I then tried using Ghost for Linux (g4l) but the clone option (hdc-hda) resulted in the same size partitions that I started with. After cloning, I looked at the system under with the LVM (clear as mud) tool and it showed the remaining 90gig as unpartitioned and it included /root.

My 2nd attemp involved installing FC5 (minimum install) from the install DVD to the 120gig. I then tried using Ghost for Linux (g4l) and cloning only the 2 partitions (hdc1-hda1 & hdc2-hda2) but again, the clone option resulted in the same size partitions that I started with. After cloning, I looked at the system under with the LVM tool and I don't see the additional 90gig at all.

Frustration has set in.

This is what I ended up with after 2nd attempt...

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
/dev/hda2              14       14593   117113850   8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/dm-0: 29.3 GB, 29326573568 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3565 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 536 MB, 536870912 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 65 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
I simply want to clone my drive and extend the partitions to include the extra capacity of the new drive.

I'm sure you FC5 peeps must do this kind of thing all the time and would appreciate any assistance, hints or a link to a how-to.

Thanks!!
 
Old 09-29-2006, 05:12 AM   #2
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before other good suggestion

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I simply want to clone my drive and extend the partitions to include the extra capacity of the new drive.
i know what u need but why not just add the second drive become hdb or hdc and label it and u will have 2 drive can work together

or if you cant do that option,

backup the whole thing from you 30gb disk with tar and
set new drive and install minimal then untar the whole thing u backup from your old drive to this new drive

so u will have everything same as old drive with new size of hdd

 
Old 09-29-2006, 05:22 AM   #3
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???? sry to hack ... but

ok
if we tar tha whole thing from the previous installation .
n put it there in the new one thn dun yu think that partition tables wud go wrong and a alot of other entries which included the references to the hard drive wud not function as it wud not get the correct drive address ,,??
 
Old 09-29-2006, 05:53 AM   #4
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--exclude proc --exclude dev

so far no problem with me but once up i simply yum update to check if any else need

erm... forgot to tell, i am primitive linux user , not or never use lvm

i dont see any good with this lvm
 
Old 10-03-2006, 08:25 AM   #5
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what is that you need from the old system to be on the new system? your home directory?

- set the new 120g as a master & the other HD as a slave (in IDE world)
- do a fresh install of fc5 onto the 120g HD
- copy data as needed from the old hd onto the new HD

voila.
 
  


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