Re: secure install
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From: "Thor" <email@example.com>
Actually, I did this exact thing 3 weeks ago when I bought a 30 Gig HDD to
replace my 20 Gig. I just did a straight forward
#dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb
I didn't have any problems. It copied several ext2fs partions, a couple of
fat32 partitions and an ntfs partition. All of which worked fine straight
after the copy. It did take several hours though...
> you can do the copy if the target media is larger but you have
> problems in the future because dd read from the original and write to the
> also the geometry of the disk that is written in the first block of the
> disk !
> for recovering that problem you may use a "low-level" format
> utility that it is not the normal know format
After the copy finished, I created an extra 10Gig partion for fat32.
There were *no* problems.