clone a drive
ashw at lr.net
Tue Oct 5 19:38:21 UTC 2010
On Tue, 2010-10-05 at 11:33 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> 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.
Then that is what I am going to do.
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