Originally Posted by Cirdan
As some of you may know, I have two hard drives. One of them I have Windows, other I have Linux. Because Windows is Windows, its going bad, and it runs chckdisk at bootup. My Dad said we probably need to whipe it out/reformat it. I fell I am ready to make the switch over to Linux full time. So since on my second hard drive I have built a LFS system, I really don't want to re-build it. Is it possible to just copy everything over? And what do I need to with the boot loader(Grub)?
i cant really say about grub but lilo will work.
copy all /
to you new hdd /mnt/new
LNS you should know how to change root and env?
cause i dont remember.
but once /mnt/new is your root you can edit
edit it to suit where the hdd is (unfortunately different personally i hotswapped My ide drives at the point)
change hda to hdb or whatever
save and run
it write a boot record to the MBR