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Re: new hard drive

On Sun, 4 Mar 2001 14:58:54 -0800 (PST)
Ian Turner <vectro@stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:

> > I did the same using the "Hard Disk Upgrade Mini How-To" at [1]. Since
> the
> > method described there uses "cp" it's no problem to increase the
> partition
> > sizes.
> You can also use tar of the form
> tar -cf- -C source_directory . | tar -xf- -C destination_directory .
> which should give much better performance than cp if the source and
> destination directories are on different drives.

I have done this a few times - and have on one occasion made a hash of it.

The most recent time I used Partition Magic - it can copy a partition from
one drive to another. It was the easiest hard drivr upgrade ever. I didn't
even need to run lilo since I set up the new drive as hda and the old
drive as hdb. I got Partition Magic to copy the partition from hdb to hda
and rebooted. Everything worked fine. I then used PM again to resize the
partition to take advantage of the larger hard drive capacity of the new

Phillip Deackes
Using Progeny Debian Linux

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