Using dd to clone smaller drive to larger drive
/dev/hda is the Debian Sarge system, w/ 3 partitions.
/dev/hdb is a new slightly larger drive w/ no partitions.
/dev/hda may have a bad block or two, and so the plan is to clone it to
the new drive, remove the old drive, move new drive to /dev/hda (primary
master) and then run from the new drive.
Can I just type (as root):
dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb
and will that just work?
Should I first set up the new drive with identical partitions to the old
If so, what can I do with the extra space?
What will happen if dd encounters a bad block?