gparted questions

Bob ubuntu-qygzanxc at
Mon Jun 25 18:04:13 UTC 2018

** Reply to message from Liam Proven <lproven at> on Mon, 25 Jun 2018
12:08:11 +0200

> On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 at 09:33, Bob <ubuntu-qygzanxc at> wrote:
> >
> > Used dd to copy the 500gb (atached via a USB adapter)
> > disk to the new 2tb disk.
> That was not a good way to do it. It will copy the partition
> structures for a 500GB drive onto the bigger one, leading to an
> incorrect partition map.

The partition map is the same on both drives except for the free space at the
end of the larger disk.

What makes the map on the larger drive invalid?

> There are multiple tools for doing this, and they're quicker, too.
> ``dd'' copies empty blocks as well as used ones.

There may be other tools that are better but dd works and it ran fast enough
for me.

> It's been some years since I did it myself (on a whole-disk basis),
> but when I did last, I used CloneZilla:
> Ghost4Linux will do it too...

Robert Blair

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