[arch-general] Re-install of Arch on a larger drive

Florijan Hamzic florijanh at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 08:45:17 UTC 2018

I also planning to do that and found this:


It only copies the used blocks to the new partition

Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> schrieb am So., 18. März 2018, 04:14:

> On Sun, 18 Mar 2018 04:03:41 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> >On Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:40:33 -0400, Trey Sizemore wrote:
> >>On Sat, 2018-03-17 at 23:24 +0100, Jens John wrote:
> >>> Do not reinstall but migrate your file system contents 1:1 to the
> >>> new disk using rsync.
> >
> >Why using such an advanced tool for a simple copy?
> >
> >Run a Linux from a live media and simply do a
> >
> >  sudo cp -a /from/source/mountpoint /to/target/mountpoint
> >
> >>But does the fact that I'm going from a 250GB to 500GB (and different
> >>partition sized) complicate this procedure?
> >
> >It doesn't matter, don't confuse the copy (or any sync) command, with
> >something like the dd command.
> >
> >Since you don't migrate to other hardware, appart from the drive, you
> >even don't need to fix a graphics driver or something like that, you
> >only need to reinstall the bootloader after coping all files.
> Oops, perhaps you need to fix fstab, your bootloader's config and
> similar files, assuming you are one of those UUID users. If you tend to
> use labels instead of UUIDs, you even don't need to fix those
> files. After copying the files just use the same label for the new
> partition, you used for the partition on the old drive.

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