I've decided that I want to use another, smaller, hard drive for my OS and I'd like to clone /dev/sda onto /dev/sdc. I want it to be an exact clone except my partition for my "/home" will be smaller (since there's not room for it). I was gonna try with dd but I'm not sure if I should build the partition table and use dd-command on one partition at the time? Will this then include GRUB boot loader and will it be working properly? Do I have to clone the disk completely for it to boot properly?
I'm not sure how or where GRUB places itself on disks as you install it. Can I perhaps copy the partitions one by one and then install GRUB from CD afterwards? Should I leave some unallocated space somewhere in between the partitions as I build and clone them?
This is also my first question here on the forum. I hope someone can help me with this, would be nice to use my disks more effectively