cloning drive

Jeremy Anderson jeremy at
Thu Jul 5 14:46:32 BST 2007

On Thursday 05 July 2007 08:44:47 Greg Booth wrote:
> On 7/4/07, SteVe Cook <yorvik.ubunto at> wrote:
> > Tim M wrote:
> > > Is there a way to clone a drive in Kubuntu. I want to move my copy, on
> > > the same machine, from a 10 gig hard drive to a 40 gig hard drive. I
> > > know with Ghost, and other software, I can clone for installation. Is
> > > it possible in Kubuntu and how is it done? Tm
> I think you're looking to move the actual data since Ghost is data
> copying software, not re-imaging software... well, it does both sorta.
> Anyway with Linux you can copy files using cp and get the whole
> operating system without having to worry about weird things like
> registry files. It will look SOMETHING like this ( anyone else, please
> jump in here I've never done this )
> sudo cp -R -P -p / <destination
> This gives you
> -R means recursive, do everything under the root drive
> -P means don't follow symbolic links, leave them as is
> -p means preserve ownership and file permissions
> I'm not sure if there's anything else that needs to be done, this is
> one of those things I've though about how to do, but never done.
> Greg Booth

There is also a pretty cool project out there that I have used quite a bit.  
Take a look at and look at partimage.  
There are other great tools on this cd.  


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