[arch-general] how to migrate installs between hard drives?

Nergar nergar at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 14:24:11 EDT 2009

I think clonezilla could help you here.

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 1:12 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Will Siddall<will.siddall at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I know this isn't particularly an arch question, but I know Arch
> > people are better off to ask then most.
> >
> > I'm in the process of upgrading my hard drive in my laptop but with
> > the amounts of customizations I've done to my setup, I don't want to
> > have to set it all up again.
> >
> > I know about running dd to copy the partition information, but the
> > problem with that is that it also copies that partition information
> > over.  So, if I copy my root partition that started as a 40G partition
> > with 90% used and now I have a 60G parition, the used portion will be
> > kept at 90% so, it'll show something like 50G of data... which doesn't
> > make sense.
> What about a dd followed by using parted/gparted or whatever to resize
> things as necessary? They have a good LiveCD too that you should be
> able to use to get things copied and then resized.
> I think gparted even has built in support for copying partitions; not
> sure if it can do it across drives.
> -Dan

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