[SATLUG] Upgrading a hard disk
michael at michaelrice.org
Sun Sep 28 19:01:10 CDT 2008
Can you use dump/restore or would that also only work on the Linux?
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Brad Knowles wrote:
>> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> I have a 30G drive in my laptop that I want to update to a 60G drive
>>> that I have. I would like to keep the data that I have. There
>>> really isn't much problem on the Linux side, but I would like to
>>> also transfer a Win partition and I'm not sure how to do that. The
>>> NTFS partition is now 3G and I'd also like to resize it to 10G. Are
>>> there alternatives to partition magic for this?
>> It seems to me that the best way to do this kind of thing is to set
>> up the new hard drive as an externally attached drive on the laptop,
>> and get it configured the way you want. Then copy over the data from
>> the internal hard drive, and then crack the case on the external hard
>> drive and swap the mechanisms with the internal drive.
> Yes, I can do this for the Linux partitions without problems. I could
> also just tar the files to another system and extract them to the new
> drive partitions. I've done this before and it works fine.
> The problem is Windows (isn't it always?). Windows is sensitive to
> position on the disk and doesn't really have an equivalent to tar that
> moves everything including hidden files, permissions, etc. That's
> where I need some advice.
> -- Bruce
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