changing a drive

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sat Aug 25 06:45:26 UTC 2012

On 08/25/2012 02:17 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> 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.

I changed a drive. And some of the suggestions to use dd might be the 
answer. I just want to make sure I identify the drives properly. But, 
they both have the same name. 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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