Dotan Cohen schreef:
gparted works fine for moving partitions, including windows partitions. If you move windows to a new drive, it won't boot until you have used the 'rescue mode' from the windows installer. This is because the drive id is hardcoded in the registry as a copy protection mechanism. The windows installer rescue fixes that registry item. There also seems to be some way of removing the drive-id registry thing: google for 'cloning windows partition into vmware' or something similar, and you might find some clues on how to do that.That in itself shouldn't be a problem. You could just copy the files (using ntfs-3g), use dd or some other method. But your problem will be that Windows won't find itself in the expected place anymore. Off the top of my head, I only know of C:\boot.ini which must be adapted, but I don't even know whether Windows 7 still uses this file.I wanted to avoid the hands-dirty approach as I am unfamiliar with Windows.Google shoud help, though: http://www.google.com/search?q=move+windows+7+another+partition Feel free to share the approach that worked for you. :)They all recommend some expensive proprietary application or another. I thought that maybe there would be a more Debian way :). I have found Clonezilla, a Norton Ghost alternative, so I will try it. Thanks!
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