Re: Moving Debian installation to another partition.
Roman Khomasuridze wrote:
Hello kind people.
The story is, that I want to install FreeBSD on my computer, but
unfortunately i don't have spare primary partition (only logical one),
and as freBSD documentation says, I can only install it on primary
partition, so I'm thinking to move my current Debian installatin from
primary partiion to logical one.
here is my fdisk -l
/dev/sda1 * 1 2610 20964793+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 2611 3656 8401995 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 3657 3899 1951897+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 3900 38913 281249924+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 3900 4872 7815591 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 4873 38913 273434301 83 Linux
Debian is on dev/sda2, i'm moving it to /dev/sda5
After some research and thinking(!), my plan is to do following steps:
1. mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
2. cp -ax /* /mnt
3. modify /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst
4. modify /mnt/etc/fstab
So, am I missing something? Will these four steps be enough?
My current Debian install is approx 2 years old, and I don't want to
screw it up.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance!!
I would use mondo to do all this. It will burn a DVD for you while you
are using the sda2 partition. Then you boot that DVD and restore to sda5
and it will guide you through the menu.lst and fstab changes and you
have a backup to boot.