[SATLUG] A Hardware Challenge

Tim corpustexn at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 3 22:13:26 CDT 2009



--- On Mon, 8/3/09, John Pappas <j at jvpappas.net> wrote:

> From: John Pappas <j at jvpappas.net>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] A Hardware Challenge
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Monday, August 3, 2009, 9:16 PM
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 17:12, Arthur
> Hall <art.hall at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
> 
> > John,
> > Thanks for the detailed response and
> suggestions.  You're right - it's a
> > really lean machine.  Maybe that's why I'm
> stubbornly working to try to
> > solve the challenge.
> >
> 
> Understand, I have done similar things.
> 
> If I install Open Office, that will take up nearly 2/3 of
> the available
> > space on the current hard drive and leave the new
> owner less than 300MB to
> > play with.  That doesn't seem like a workable
> solution.
> 
> 
> Agreed, but in the same way a 500G HDD on that system seems
> like overkill
> too.
> 
> 
> > IWhat would happen if I put the "new," larger, erased
> and formatted HD on
> > the IDE cable in place of the CD-ROM and just copied
> the old drive onto the
> > "new" 
> 
> 
> > Of course it would work if it could be cloned instead,
> but the single IDE
> > connection on the mother board seems to preclude that
> approach.  I'm
> > grasping at straws, I know, but sometimes that's part
> of the challenge and
> > fun, too.
> >
> 
> The easiest/fastest/cheapest/sanest/most feasible is to use
> another system
> to clone a shut-down windows drive to a larger drive using
> a bootable CD or
> other OS.  I am sure there are lots of ways to get
> this done other than
> that, but as a donation, I myself would try to make it as
> simple as
> possible, and trying to copy a running windows instance is
> not.  Granted,
> this is AFAIK, and hopefully there is a way that I am not
> aware of.
> 
> Anyone have an idea here?
> 
> jp
> -- 
> I've used xxcopy in the past.  It's free and supposed to be better than xcopy.  It does an incremental copy.  If it completes with errors run it again until no errors are reported.  It was reasonably fast and worked fine for me a few years ago.http://www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy10.htm

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