Re: Disk Swap
From: Randy McLaughlin (randy_at_nospam.com)
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 18:13:56 -0600
"Vance" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Vance Howard had these words to say
>> Jon Fear wrote:
>>> Hi there
>>> I am still running RH9 and have the need to upgrade my main boot drive
>>> (\boot and \ and \swap all on here), which whilst is ok, is very nearly
>>> full. I need to replace the 20gb drive with a 120gb drive. Under
>>> windoze, I would use ghost. Is there a Linux alternative that I can use,
>>> or is there a simple way ;-) of doing it?
>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>> You can install the 120gb drive as slave. Use a program such as Copy
>> Commander that boots off of the cd. Copy the files and partitions off
>> the 20gb onto the 120gb drive. Shut down. Make the 20gb drive slave and
>> the 120gb drive master. Start up, have a linux boot floppy ready in case
>> you have to reinstall grub or lilo.
>> Copy Commander is made by VCOM. v-com.com
> O don't know why that came through twice, I only sent it once.
There are lots of ways of doing it. Booting on a CD in rescue mode lets you
use Linux to copy, etc.
I find that by the time I need to upgrade the hardware I have learned more
and like to re-install from scratch with the latest version. After
installation I copy all the files needed from places like /etc, /var/www,
etc. then using tar I backup & restore data.