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Re: [vox-tech] Cloning a drive?

Thanks for all the (knwoledge, ideas, suggestions, etc).

I tested the ideas on a couple of old drives (does anyone throw away old drives?) and it seems to work

Set it up with source drive in hdc and destination in hda.
Booted knoppix in text mode so neither disk would be in use.
Using cfdisk, setup hda with two partitions (/ & swap).
Used mke2fs -j to format hda1 (I want to move from a reiserfs to ext3).
Used cp -av /dev/hdc /dev/hda.

It looks like the transfer worked right and if I edited lilo.conf and ran lilo hda would have been bootable, but I went to bed
The next morning I decided I didn't want to move a few years of cruft over to my new disk after all. So plan b is to start with a fresh install and move the data and config file I need.

I think I'll try a knoppix hard disk install.

Thanks for all your help, you people are great.

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