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Re: transfering to new HDD

On 2000-03-01 23:42:21, Mary Honeycutt wrote:

> I bought a larger hard-drive for my potato box and want
> to transfer my system to it (preserving permissions, 
> symlinks, etc).

partition (cfdisk, fdisk) the drive, format (mkfs) and mount the new

tar cf top_level_dirs; (cd /new_drive_monut_point; tar xpf -)

Probably need special provision for /dev (like cp -R) and you should
not copy /proc, lost+found.

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