Re: Partition not mounted. Was Transplanting old System to New Drive
On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 06:30:41 -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
> After using dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=10M, I got a copy of a boot
> drive's image on what will eventually be the new boot drive.
Clonezilla does the migration job quite well.
If the target disk/partition is bigger than the old from where you are
copying the data, you can adjust some options when restoring the cloned
image to avoid missing hard disk space.
> The new drive is about half again as big as the old drive and research
> plus several previous answers from this list has lead me to try the
> following strategy:
> Use fdisk to delete all partitions including the active one but, of
> course do not write anything just yet. Make a new primary partition
> whose starting cylinder is the same as the old primary but place the end
> point where one wants the new primary partition to end.
> Use resize2fs to fix the file system.
> I was able to remove the old swap partition with no
> trouble but when I went to delete partition 1, fdisk tells me that this
> partition is already mounted and to use umount. It's not mounted but
> since /dev/hda1 is, I suspect that this information exists in the image,
> making fdisk think /dev/hdb1 is mounted.
> Is there a way to convince fdisk that hdb1 is not
I'm not sure in what stage of the migration are you right now (I did not
follow the full thread), but have you tried to boot from a LiveCD and
work from there?
If this neither works, I guess you can safely re-format the target drive
and start from scratch (make a copy first if there is valuable data you