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Re: [vox-tech] HD xfer
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Re: [vox-tech] HD xfer

I had a hard drive start clicking also, is that a sure
sign the hardware has "gone south"? Could there
possibly be another explanation? 

--- Foo Lim <fwlim@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
> My HD is on the fritz.  It's clicking quite loudly,
> and even though the
> Western Digital diagnostics program says there's
> nothing wrong, I am going
> to transfer everything over to another drive.  I'll
> be following the
> guide mini-HOWTO for hard drive upgrading:
> But I have a few questions, specifically in regards
> to the contents in the
> actual copying part:
> 1. I'll probably be booting from a Redhat 6.2 CD and
> copying one partition
> at a time, so I guess I can use the first option?
> # [cdrom's root] cp -ax /mnt/old-disk-part1
> /mnt/new-disk-part1
> 2. Would the -x option also copy the stuff in /proc?
> 3. What was the bug in the tar method?  Also, what
> was the tar method?
> 4. Any other caveats I should know about before I
> begin?
> Thanks!!!!
> Foo

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