Transfer F7 partition to a new hard disk
phhs80 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 19:01:03 UTC 2007
On 10/20/07, Jonathan Dieter <jdieter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > I have just bought a new hard disk. Could someone please tell me how
> > > > can I create a clone of my F7 partition in the new hard disk?
> > >
> > > Other people have suggested using dd.
> > > I strongly advise against this.
> > > I would use "cp -a" or rsync.
> > >
> > > I think the word "clone" is slightly misleading.
> > > Presumably you want a copy which works in the same way as the original.
> > > For that it is better to use "cp -a", and give the partition a new label,
> > > with e2label, to avoid confusion.
> > With the command
> > cp -a /dev/sdd1 /dev/sda1
> > ?
> > Paul
> Uh, not quite. You want to:
> 1. Create a partition on the new hard drive (run "parted /dev/sda", and
> then 'h' for more details). Make sure this partition is larger than
> the space you used on the old one.
> 2. run "mkdir /tmp/sda1; mkdir /tmp/sdd1"
> 3. run "mount /dev/sda1 /tmp/sda1; mount /dev/sdd1 /tmp/sdd1"
> 4. run "cp -a /tmp/sda1/* /tmp/sdd1"
> 5. run "umount /tmp/sda1 /tmp/sdd1"
> Beyond that, we really need to know what exactly you're wanting to do
> with this system. I made the assumption early on that you were wanting
> to move your system to a larger hard drive, but that doesn't necessarily
> seem to be the case.
> I'm afraid I'm going to be away from my computer for the next fourteen
> hours or so, so if you still need help, others will have to give it.
> Good luck,
What filesystem should I choose for my new partition?
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