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Old 04-29-2002, 11:03 PM   #1
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Upgrading to a larger drive


I am trying to upgrade my Redhat system to a larger drive. (Going from a 4.3Gb to a 10Gb) I have tried Norton Ghost. I tried cloning the whole drive and I got module failures and a panic. I tried creating the partitions on the new drive and then copying the partitions and I still got module failures. In each case I tried to repair the modules, but to no avail. One thing I did not do was an fsck on the partitions when I was finished but Redhat did not prompt me as if to say that everything was OK. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can make this work beyond just reinstalling the os and backing up & copying the data files? There must be an easier way!
 
Old 04-29-2002, 11:30 PM   #2
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mindi/mondo is supposed to be able to handle just what you're up to. It will backup & restore a complete Linux system to cdr/cdrw or tape maybe even. I've messed with it a little, just enough to verify it did indeed make a bootable cdrw and comes up in 'expert' mode. Probably because the disc image information is 'missing', I didn't actually back anything up yet.

I'm running Libranet (Debian based) because RH always gave me grief about dependancies when trying to install stuff like that. I'm getting along much better with apt-get, so good luck. Let us know how it goes if you try mindi.
 
Old 04-30-2002, 12:12 AM   #3
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You could also give partition image a go, but I'd check here first to see what other people think, because haven't tested it yet.
 
Old 04-30-2002, 02:19 AM   #4
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You should be able to do what you're trying to do, assuming that the new drive is going to take the place of old one (in other words, any /dev/hdxy device/partition references on the original install will be the same on the new drive, once you swap them).

If module failures were your major problem, what were the specific failures and the associated errors?
 
  


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