[SATLUG] A Hardware Challenge

Tim corpustexn at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 3 23:21:21 CDT 2009



--- On Mon, 8/3/09, Tim <corpustexn at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Tim <corpustexn at yahoo.com>
> 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, 10:13 PM
> 
> 
> --- 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
> 

>After refreshing my memory from the suggested url, it might not work with xp without creating a new mbr.  Maybe copy the i386 folder to the new drive and run setup? ____________________________________________
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