Re: hdd change
Sure, this would be quite easy to do.
1. Install the new HDD on a secondary IDE chain, say primary slave, hdb
2. Partition the drive the way you want
3. Mount the drive up the way it will appear for boot, on say /new
4. Run the following command:
# tar cvpf - / --exclude=new --exclude=proc | tar xvpf - --directory=/new
5. Create the proc mount point under /new: mkdir /new/proc
That will do an excellent job of duplicating your drive. Make sure you
do your bootloader as well, depending on what you use. You can do other
excludes on the tar command. Note the lack of a "/" at the beginning,
that is on purpose.
Arthur H. Johnson II
Senior Systems Engineer
The Linux Box
206 S. Fifth Ave. Suite 150
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
On 21 Jun 2002, Baan Zoltan wrote:
> I have a debian box, but i would like to change my hdd to a larger one.
> Is it possible to copy this debian system to the other hdd, because i
> don't want to install a new one, and spending so much time to get a
> configured system like this.
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