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Old 10-19-2003, 05:01 AM   #1
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Moving LINUX


Just got a new and better hard disk! Now I wanna know how do I completely move everything from my previous disk to the new one!

ps. On my previous disk there were EXT2 and SWAP LINUX partition!

So what all do I have to do?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:06 AM   #2
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well, if you kept the tarballs, i'd do a fresh install of linux on it, and find a way to copy the tarballs, and your custom kernel (if you had one)
 
Old 10-19-2003, 05:44 AM   #3
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I really don't know how to literally copy everything ... but try frieza's approach.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 08:00 AM   #4
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But I'm a leeser newbie and don't know much of anything what U have written FRIEZA
 
Old 10-19-2003, 08:04 AM   #5
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Is there a posibility that I could just DISKCOPY everything from Win2k?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:02 PM   #6
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Windows probly wont even see your linux partitions and if it does see them will very likely screw them up royally. I would recommend using a program like Norton Ghost. I'm not sure how linux friendly it is bu tI think I remember seeing on their website that it will work with linux. If that doesn't work for you I hope someone else will have a better idea than mine.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 01:40 AM   #7
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I don't even wanna try NortonGhost! So are there any other tips or should I just reinstall the OS?
ps.IN the case of me reinstalling the OS which CONFIG file's should I save?
 
Old 10-20-2003, 01:45 AM   #8
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Ohh, yes forgot to ask, which Filesystem should I use?
I curently use EXT2. But I know lots of ppl recomend EXT3?
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:00 AM   #9
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This might be of some use:
http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hard-Disk-Upgrade/index.html

I use reiserFS and havent had any problems, used ext2 before that, much prefer reiser though.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:21 AM   #10
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>Mount your old '/' to a folder (assuming there aren't any other partitons), ex: /old
>Mount the new '/' to a folder, ex: /new
>use 'umask=0' command
>use cp -r /old/* /new
>Edit files in /new to reflect that they're on a different hard drive if needed, probably need to edit /etc/fstab and /etc/grub.conf .
 
Old 10-20-2003, 12:34 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by morbeis
This might be of some use:
http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hard-Disk-Upgrade/index.html

I use reiserFS and havent had any problems, used ext2 before that, much prefer reiser though.
How come U like REISER better than EXT2'
 
Old 10-20-2003, 02:25 PM   #12
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Reiser is a journaling filesystem. I think it's also a bit faster than the journaling version of ext2, which is ext3.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 06:34 AM   #13
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But isn't EXT3 also journaling system?
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:04 AM   #14
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yea ext3 is, but ive not tried that so i cant compare. resier is fast stable and just works, so im sticking with it for now.
 
  


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