clone a drive

Franz Waldmüller waldbauernbub at
Tue Oct 5 18:40:22 UTC 2010

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?
Can you attach two hard disks at once to your laptop?

> If not, how can I get my current set up to a new drive?
>                          -ash
>                          Elect Cthulhu!
>                          Vote the greater evil.
an external usb-drive and use dd to copy the data to the new drive.

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