Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Oct 14 00:56:04 UTC 2013

On 10/13/2013 05:21 PM, Peter Smout wrote:
> On 13/10/13 22:08, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 13 October 2013 22:00, Avi Greenbury <lists at> wrote:
>>> Colin Law wrote:
>>>> On 13 October 2013 19:09, pete smout <psmouty at> wrote:
>>>>> ...
>>>>> Failing this is there a way of 'cloneing' my current HDD onto the new
>>>>> one so I can then upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10?
>>>> clonezilla will allow you to clone a disk.
>>> But only if you can boot the clonezilla media, and if OP can do that
>>> then he can probably boot the Ubuntu one.
>> True, I was thinking he had another machine that he could connect the
>> drive to in order to clone it, but perhaps not.
>> Pete: In fact the best solution might be to replace the DVD drive.
>> They are very cheap.
>> Colin
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> Thanks Colin! I know they are cheap (£15 online) but it wont be here in
> time for my couple of days off work (today / tomorrow), and although its
> been on my mind to upgrade my hand is somewhat forced by SMART errors,
> and I can spend all day tomorrow playing around to put it right!
> I wasnt aware that the DVD drive was broken until I go to use it earlier
> today (hasn't been used since last clean install on this machine in 2010)

Your SATA cable may be the blame as well. Unplug it from the MoBo and 
the drive. Plug it back into both, making sure you are using connector 
zero (or #1) at the MoBo. The connection is sloppy compared to the old 
IDE connector. Mine will give me a fit at least twice a year. Doing just 
this puts it right. 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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