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Old 11-21-2010, 06:39 AM   #1
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How to Clone my hard disk?


Currently my hard disk contains 3 OS,
Windows XP + Windows 7 dual boot
Mandriva

I want to change to a bigger HDD, 500GB, now is 250 GB,
but I do not want to reinstall everything,
so what can I do?
Can Clonezilla help?

Can you brief me how to do it?
 
Old 11-21-2010, 06:41 AM   #2
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can i use windows 7 to do it?
like here?
http://www.shivaranjan.com/2009/05/2...s-7-partition/
 
Old 11-21-2010, 06:47 AM   #3
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in clonezilla, shall I choose "clone partition" instead of clone disk?
because my windows xp and windows 7 in different partitions
 
Old 11-21-2010, 06:51 AM   #4
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i should save disk or save part?
http://clonezilla.org/screenshot/?op...9_ocs-sr-x.png
 
Old 11-21-2010, 06:55 AM   #5
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my XP 65GB used
Windows 7 28GB used
 
Old 11-21-2010, 07:36 AM   #6
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Well, I'd try it out. Since you leave your old HD unchanged your data are saved.
I would make an image of win7 with clonzilla, than install this image with clonzilla on the new disk. Within Windows7 you may change the size of the volume. Then try to do the same thing with winxp (make an image of the partition and install it with clonzilla directly behind the win7 partition. This partition should be recognized by win7 so that you can change the volume of the winxp partition within Windows7 as well. The Linuxpartition may be simply copied.
The question remains how to boot Windows7 if the bootloader of Linux is not yet installed. Maybe you can install the new HD as a second disk in you PC in order to use the bootloader from Mandriva until the Linuxpartition is in its new place.

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Old 11-21-2010, 07:44 AM   #7
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Will clonezilla clone every bit data of my hdd?
How about I clone windows XP first, restore it into the new HDD, then boot into windows XP CD and rebuild the bootloader?
Later restore the windows 7 image disk? Then boot into windows 7 DVD and rebuild its bootloader?
 
Old 11-21-2010, 07:48 AM   #8
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use gparted.

first make dd if=/old_hdd of=/new_ddd

then boot to new hdd, and with gparted resize partitions to full size
 
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Well, since Clonezilla is a LiveCD maybe you can use its bootloader to start any OS on the disk (It's just an idea, I don't know).
I've used Clonezilla only one time to make an image of my Windows XP partition and as far as I have understood you can create the OS from this image on every new partition.
Another Idea would be to use "Acronis Trueimage" (they have a free homeedition) at least for Windows since it can handle Windows better than Clonzilla.

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Old 11-21-2010, 07:52 AM   #10
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... and with gparted resize partitions to full size
well, gparted can resize the partitions but you'll have to bring the data at it's new places.

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Old 11-21-2010, 09:15 AM   #11
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I dont understand, when you install new HDD in your notebook, how r u going to run acronis?
 
Old 11-21-2010, 09:25 AM   #12
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the idea is i attache my new HDD thru usb port to current system, windows XP, run acronis, backup the partitions into new HDD, the install the new HDD to my notebook, and reboot?
 
Old 11-21-2010, 11:22 AM   #13
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Currently my hard disk contains 3 OS,
Windows XP + Windows 7 dual boot
Mandriva

I want to change to a bigger HDD, 500GB, now is 250 GB,
but I do not want to reinstall everything,
so what can I do?
Can Clonezilla help?

Can you brief me how to do it?
Google Hiren's Boot CD (download Hirens 10.6 - best version) and use Acronis from the Hirens Info ISO Image.
It clones or makes an image of an existing hard drive in a short amount of time.
 
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the idea is i attache my new HDD thru usb port to current system, windows XP, run acronis, backup the partitions into new HDD, the install the new HDD to my notebook, and reboot?
Well, as R_Bass wrote, Acronis works quite fast, just try it out. Since your data are saved on the old disk, there can nothing be lost.

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