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

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 18 16:33:19 UTC 2018

On Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:30:27 +0100
Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:

> 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.

Why is it inappropriate? It should work fine, and work with no other changes.
Even the UUIDs/Labels would be the same that way.

More information about the arch-general mailing list