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Old 05-30-2005, 06:38 PM   #1
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ghost linux drive ?


I have Linux installed on a 40 gig hard drive, I want to upgrade to a 120 GB drive. Is there a way I can ghost it and Linux see the free space on the 120 GB drive, or will I have to format the unpartitioned space after ghosting? Also I am dual booting, if I replace the linux drive with the ghosted drive, will that messup the dual boot selection menu? I know this may be confusing to read, so if you have any questions please ask. Thanks to all who respond.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 07:12 PM   #2
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urr... ghost... no need for such things.. what's your partitioning scheme like?

you can partition your new drive as you wish, copy all of the partitions with dd and resize the filesystems on the new partitions, then you will have your free space.

then all that remains is installing the boot loader on the new drive.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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Does the boot selector reside on the windows drive or the linux drive? My partition is like this. I have 2 seperate drives. One 120 GB h/d for windows. One 40GB h/d for Linux. Default partitioning for SuSe 9.3 on the Linux drive.

Sidenote:
What I really would like to do is buy a 200 GB drive ghost the 120 GB drive to the 200 and use the 120 GB that was used for Windows and clone it to be my Linux drive.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 07:36 PM   #4
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I have no idea what SuSE's default partitioning looks like. the boot loader is probably on the MBR of the first drive, but if it's grub, it's probably looking for files on the second.
 
  


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