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Re: Upgrading Hard Drives



On Friday 15 August 2008 22:27, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Fri,15.Aug.08, 06:41:06, Martin McCormick wrote:
>
> [...]
>
> > 	The a command in fdisk says to toggle a boot flag. When
> > I make a Linux partition and then mkfs -text3, what state is
> > that flag in? I looked at the known good disk and the new one
> > and fdisk reported the same information except for size.
>
> AFAIK grub doesn't care about the boot flag (DOS and Windows 9x used to
> care about it; you could use it to fake a dual-boot system)
>
> > 	I plan to use dar to put the old system on to the new
> > drive. Will that preserve all the special files?
>
> I like rsync. If you do it from a live CD it will copy only files
> actually on disk, not the ones created dynamically by e.g. udev.

There's the -x option for this. It isn't specifically for this purpose but it 
works.
>
> Regards,
> Andrei

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