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Old 01-17-2007, 03:54 AM   #1
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How to migrate from 1 hard disk to another

Hi, I have a system with a SATA hard disk. Tried to install RHEL 3 on it. Due to limitations with SATA support, the hard disk could not be detected. I attached a spare IDE drive, and installed RHEL 3 on that. Updating the kernel to 2.4.34 to get the SATA drive recognised. Assuming I get that working, how do I move everything over to the SATA drive so that i can remove the IDE drive from the system?
Old 01-17-2007, 05:28 AM   #2
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Am not sure if this would work, but may be you could try "dd". Would require serious configuration changes I believe but could be done.
Old 01-17-2007, 06:43 AM   #3
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why are you using such an old kernel? why not use a distro with newer kernel and HAL support, i have installed mepis 6.0 on a sata system no probs at all.
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Require RHEL 3 (kernel 2.4) for some software my company wants installed. Had I the option of using RHEL 4, native support for SATA would make my life a whole lot easier. =)

Anybody got any idea how to do this? Hesitant to mess with dd, I'm rather new to Linux.
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Read what osdeals has to say in this thread and I believe someone else here can give more insight.


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