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Old 07-31-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
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Post Complete Ubuntu Swap


Hello all-

At home I have Ubuntu Linux installed on a 3gig Hard Drive. Reason being is that I didn't have anyting greater at the time . After tinkinering around with Ubuntu I have decided that I really like it and want to migrate my OS to a bigger hard drive. So my question is, do guys recommend any type of software to do a full swap from HDD to HDD (OS and all?).

I have never done this type of thing before so I was wondering if you guys had any ponters. Thanks

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Old 07-31-2005, 11:13 PM   #2
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So my question is, do guys recommend any type of software to do a full swap from HDD to HDD (OS and all?).
What does this mean? Explain like I'm 5 years old....

Does it mean that instead of making a Swap partition on your Hard-Drive, you simply want to use a whole Hard-disk (Your good old 3GB HDD)?

Well, I am not sure that you can do that, but you can try.

Moreover, I don't see any requirement of such a swap memory.
You can simply go for a 512MB partition and format it as swap.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 05:38 AM   #3
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He wants to copy his entire 3GB harddrive to a larger one so he doesn't have to re-install.

I know there are commercial apps, but I don't recall seeing any opensource ones...
 
Old 08-01-2005, 07:01 AM   #4
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I guess there would be a lot of troubles if he does so.

Doing that won't be a good idea at all.
That would mess up some files such as the fstab etc. which will have to be configured by hand.

Just a personal thought.
Not sure about it though.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 07:29 AM   #5
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there is a very good open source program for this as well, it's called cp

you can copy the data partition for partition with the command
cp -ax /from/partition /to/partition

After that you of course need to upgrade your /etc/fstab to reflect the changes and reinstall grub/lilo, but it is not that difficult. Just make sure you have a Live linux cd handy in case your computer won't boot. There is also lots of info about this to be found on google.
 
  


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