Re: Transplanting old System to New Drive
On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 06:12:24PM +0700, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
> >>>>> Martin McCormick <email@example.com> writes:
> >>>>> Ivan Shmakov writes:
> >> It's possible to dd(1) just the filesystem (partition) instead of
> >> the whole disk.
> >> Moreover, the filesystem can be downsized prior to that with
> >> resize2fs(8), thus the destination partition may be smaller than the
> >> source one.
> > What if the destination is larger which is the case, here?
> If the destination partition is larger than the source one, use
> resize2fs(8) after dd(1) on the destination partition — it'll
> make the additional space available to the filesystem.
I think you need to use fdisk or something similar to enlarge the
partition first. Then resize the filesystem.