How do I clone a drive and resize (downsize) a partition ? fdisk verify warning.

Linuxguy123 linuxguy123 at
Thu Jun 24 21:09:20 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 09:35 +0100, John Austin wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 02:06 -0600, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > I'm moving /, /boot and swap from a conventional hard drive to an SSD.
> > 
> > Both drives are 160 GB in size.
> > 
> > 
> I have tried a couple of methods successfully, here are my "hints" files
> I liked the fsarchiver method as I could save an "image file" containing a complete
> replica of "/", it was only 8.5GB when compressed in my case
> 35mins to save the file, 20 mins to restore
> Maybe of some help
> John

I found the easiest way to do this was to download a copy of Ubuntu 10.4
and use gparted.   It has a function to copy a partition from the source
drive to the destination drive.  Then I resized them.    It was a bit
slow and tedius, but it also worked flawlessly.  Sometimes no excitement
is good.  

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