Moving installation to new drive

Mike McMullin mwmcmlln at
Sat May 19 18:43:21 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 23:20 -0400, Steven Pasternak wrote:
> Hi! My old 40gb drive is getting replaced with a new 400gb drive, and I 
> need to know if I can just copy the old installation over and do a 
> repair (like in suse or even windoze). I have feisty now, it is an 
> upgrade from edgy, which is an upgrade from dapper. I don't particularly 
> want to download the feisty CD or install dapper and upgrade twice. I 
> have it installed on hda2 (winxp on hda1), and everything else should 
> stay the same. Will it work? If so, how? Thanks!

  I think what you want is rsync, it will "sync" your new partitions
with the info (includes links/permissions attributes etc.) with the old
partition(s). Some one on list might have a suitable script kicking
around.  BTW, if I may, consider putting your /home on a separate
partition, if you have not already done so.  I have 3 installs on my
400G, drive, so you might want to plan your partitioning out, if you
have not already done so.


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