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Re: secure install

On Sat, 17 Feb 2001 smokez@fatgoat.com wrote:

> i am sure that is note the case, 
> the only requirement is that the target media is the
> same size or larger?

Indeed. Most filesystems, including ext2, are independent of the disk
geometry. So you can "dd" _partitions_ (eg /dev/hda1) from smaller to
larger disks, then add additional partitions if you want to take advantage
of the extra space. The geometry is only relevant is you want to "dd"
entire disks (eg /dev/hda). Alternatively you can tar the whole system --
slightly more work, but allows you to unpack on a differently-sized

Zak Kipling
Girton College
Cambridge, UK.

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