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Old 07-26-2005, 06:01 AM   #1
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Moving the system to a larger HDD


I am going to buy an additional hard disk (120GB) since the one I currently use is a small one (10GB). However, I have spent countless hours on setting up my system and I definately don't want to be forced to do that again.

Therefore, I am looking for a program that will allow me to create an image of my current partitions, restore it to a larger hard disk and resize the partitions to fit the new hdd.

My partition table is:

1xRoot Partition (ext3)
1xHome Partition (ext3)
1xSwap
1xWindows (Fat32)

Any suggestions?
 
Old 07-26-2005, 06:20 AM   #2
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Yep - click on the "Getting started" link in my sig. and see the guide at the bottom of the page about transferring partition files to a new partition

No software is needed other than good old "mount" and "cp"
 
Old 07-26-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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Well, I don't mean to offend you but it seems a little too compicated. I would appreciate it if there was a program to do this (even if it is commercial)?
 
Old 07-26-2005, 09:23 AM   #4
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Not that I've ever heard of. It's too simple a process to bother with software to do it for you.

Don't get scared by the number of steps it's broken down to: The whole thing boils down to "Mount your new partition and copy all the files from your old partition onto it"

It's that simple.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 03:31 PM   #5
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I found an easy solution to the problem. Since I also have Windows installed I am going to use Acronis True Image to "clone" the old hard disk to the new one. I guess there is such software for Linux as well, but until now I haven't found it.

Thanks for helping me
 
  


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