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

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Mar 18 16:30:27 UTC 2018

On Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:51:53 +0100, Ricardo Band via arch-general wrote:
>On Sat, 2018-03-17 at 17:25 -0400, Trey Sizemore wrote:
>> Hi all-
>> I currently have Arch running on a 250GB drive, and I'm going to be
>> moving to a 500GB drive.  
>why not just `dd if=/dev/olddrive of=/dev/newdrive` and then grow the
>filesystems in it change UUIDs in fstab, done?

The "dd" command is inappropriate, a "cp -a" is the most reasonable
solution. However, UUIDs are still an issue, the average desktop
computer user should consider to prefer a lable over an UUID.

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