clone a drive
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 5 18:33:40 UTC 2010
On 10/05/2010 11:07 AM, Ash Wyllie wrote:
> Now that I have my laptop back, now I want to put a new larger drive in it.
> Ideally, I would like to: copy /dev/sda1 to /dev/sdb3
> remove the 120GB drive
> install a 250GB (or larger)
> user the USB stick to formatand
> partition the new drive
> copy /dev/sdb3 to /dev/sda1
> Can that be done?
> If not, how can I get my current set up to a new drive?
Save yourself some time & trouble... Go & buy one of these (or similar):
SATA/ IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter (about $20 USD)
Plug the new drive into the adapter & then plug into your USB port.
Check to make sure the drive is spinning up properly. Boot to a liveCD
and use gparted to 'Copy' the old drive to the new drive. gparted 'Copy'
will copy bit-for-bit. Once completed, install the new drive into the
laptop & boot.
Note: you can resize the new drive afterwards if you wish via the
liveCD/gparted, or just leave as is & use the extra space for new
partitions. You can also use the device to use the old drive as a USB
drive for backup etc.
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