changing a drive

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Aug 25 06:17:49 UTC 2012

On 25 August 2012 02:22, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> On 08/24/2012 04:40 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Friday 24 August 2012 04:39:01 Ric Moore did opine:
>>> 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? Thanx! Ric
>> I always use it, its the one disk tool that has never lied to me.
> On my server box, running Proxmox which is Debian-server based, I had two
> IDE drives, one master and the other slave for data. Then I just installed a
> 500 GIG SATA drive, formatted with the very same proxmox install. So the NEW
> master has sda2 (sda1=boot) as an LVM volume named "pve". So does the old
> master IDE drive. Since the label is the same, how do I mount the old IDE
> master drive LVM partition (/dev/sdb2) named "pve" to the new SATA drive
> (/dev/sda2) to say the /opt directory, command line style?? This is a
> headless server so I'm using ssh to access it.
> I've never had to dink with LVM before. Any help would be greatly
> appreciated. Ric

Ric, should you not start a new thread for this? it does not seem to
be much related to the OP's question.


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