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

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Thu Jun 24 22:33:39 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 2:09 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at> wrote:
> 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.

The Clonezilla and Parted Magic distros have all the tools that you need.

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