changing a drive

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sat Aug 25 01:32:28 UTC 2012

On 08/24/2012 04:01 PM, Robert Holtzm wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 03:58:26AM -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On 08/24/2012 01:36 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>> Tim Hanson wrote:
>>>> Now I have a new, larger usb drive on which I would like to copy
>>>> /home.  I am accustomed to another distro that has a graphical
>>>> partition manager which gets the UUID set up properly and takes care
>>>> of all the details.  I have seen the disk utility provided with
>>>> Ubuntu and I don't see a partition manager.  Where do I find it?
>>> Try gparted (ftom the package with the same name), it should do the job.
>> I was about to ask the same question. gparted is kinda brass
>> knuckles. Is there something a little bit "kinder" for an old fart?
> Expand on what you mean by "brass knuckles". I think I'm older and
> fartyer (look ma, I invented a word) than you and gparted is a breeze.

Something like vi I would consider brass knuckles. You know, like a 
crude tool that has utility but lacks many amenities other than the 
ability to break a jaw. Once you USE vi, it's usefulness becomes more 
apparent than you would see at the get go. pico has amenities that are 
more apparent from the get-go. That's the diff. So, if there was 
something with a better ascii front-end than gparted, it would be better 
for someone who has never dinked with LVM, like me. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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