hard replacement

H.J.Bathoorn triade-lists at zeelandnet.nl
Sun Nov 12 21:17:14 UTC 2006


On Sun, 12 Nov 2006 12:03:45 -0800
"Rodney D. Myers" <rdmyers.42 at gmail.com> wrote:

> A friend of mine is getting ready to upgrade his "/" partition, which
> is very small, onto a larger hard drive.
> 
> Short of a re-install, how is the best way to move the "/" from the
> small hard drive to the larger hard drive?
> 
> Thanks

Mount the new partition, say on /mnt/disk (after you made directory /mnt/disk).

Then  ' sudo find / | cpio -pumd /mnt/disk' after which you will have to get grub on the mbr of the new disk or, if you're still booting off the old disk edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to point to your new / partition. You can even add it as an extra entry. that way you have a safety net. ;-)
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Good luck,
HarM.




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