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Old 09-06-2003, 10:43 PM   #1
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New Hard Drive

Hello all--

I'm running RedHat 9 on a 20GB EIDE drive, and everything is running well. Yesterday though, I got a new hard drive, a 120GB UltraATA-100. I thought that in order to speed up startup time and swap use, I'd migrate Linux to the new drive, along with a fresh install of Windows (got rid of it a few weeks ago, but might like to use it for a few things), and use the old drive as a common drive between the two for multimedia files.

I am currently running Linux from a single root partition and a swap partition on /dev/hda1 and /dev/hda2, respectively. I know that my new drive shows up and works just fine on /dev/hde, and I've gone to The Hard Disk Upgrade Mini-HOWTO and this other helpful site .

I understand this information, and have copied everything over to my new drive for now. My question is though, should I take this opportunity to create /home, /var, /boot, etc. partitions? Also, I can't remember if windows doesn't like to be on anything other than the first partition on a drive.

Thanks for any help. Sorry for the long post and short question, but I wanted to be thorough--plus, I figure that someone finding this topic in a search might not have found one of those sites yet.

Old 09-06-2003, 11:44 PM   #2
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not real sure what ull have to do to migrate the partitions over, one tip, if u plan on using both hds at once, id put the swap partition on a different hard drvie than the linux partitions, this way the needle on the swap hard drive doesnt move as much


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