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Old 07-18-2005, 10:18 AM   #1
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Installing New Hard Drive

My current (Slackware 10.1) box has a ~ 8gb HDD in it, and I have a new 20gb HDD I want to use. Is there a way I can transfer all the old info to the new one to make Slack boot from it ("it" == 20gb) as well as let Slack know that it's a 20gb? Should I just do a fresh install on the new 20gb then later take the old 8gb and use that for extra storage?

I've also heard of a partitioning scheme where the kernel resides on a small ( ~500mb) partition then the rest of the system is mounted later on other partitions. What's the best route for this and would this be a situation where adding a new HDD would work best with?

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:16 AM   #2
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Funnily enough, I did almost the same thing myself this weekend, only I was migrating Gentoo from my IDE hard drive to a new SATA one.

Both things you want to know are explained in this website: The copying instructions near the bottom, and some advice on the /boot partition (500MB is huge for /boot, 50 is more like it, btw) nearer the top the middle. . . I wouldn't bother using a /boot partition unless I were booting more than one distro, tho.

You'll need a live CD or other distro to copy the files across: Slackware comes with a rescue CD that's perfectly up to the task, IIRC. . .

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