Migrating the partitions on the same machine
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I'm having a laptop with 30GB HDD. Below is the partition structure on my
/dev/hda8 / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda6 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults 0 2
/dev/hda5 /home ext3 defaults 0 2
/dev/hda7 /usr/local ext3 defaults 0 2
Since I'm cursed with a small hard drive my wish is to switch to LVM.
With that I'll be flexible to increase and decrease my partitions as per my
I have a 160 GB USB HDD. What are the recommendations for doing something
like replicating or imaging the present data of the whole hard drive to the
USB HDD (excluding /boot), create the new partition structure on the HDD
using LVM, and restore things back.
dpkg get/set selections were in my mind. But I've done a lot of
configurations on my machine to my taste which I don't want to repeat
Is it doable what I'm thinking (mentioned above). I'm a little nervous
because its the / partition.
Any suggestions ?
Ritesh Raj Sarraf
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