OK, I been down this path before trying to move an installation to a Serial drive from a PATA drive and didn't have any luck....so now I am trying to do it with an IDE drive only larger, here's what I tried to no avail....the old drive is 12gb and the new one is 80gb. I'm using suse 9.2 and want to move it to a new 80gb drive.
Booted up with mepis livecd, partioned the new drive the same as the orginal (only bigger), 1st as swap and then the second as the native file system (reiser). Created an image file of the original drive partition using partition image (mepis) and restored image to new drive. I have done this several waysn (partition image, tar, haven't tried cpio), the plan is to remove the old drive and substitute the new drive. Currently my old drive looks like this:
/dev/hda1 - swap
/dev/hda2 - native, primary with all the files
so I booted in mepis using a livecd and partitioned and formated my new drive similar (only larger partitions) and them restore the image file to the new partition. Now I realize that I have fstab settings and grub, but shouldn't these settings be the same since the new drive should also be /dev/hda???
I have tried to fix grub but to no avail, any steps that I may have missed or suggestions would be great...Thanks.