Re: Okay to clone drive to larger size drive?
From: Ohmster (notareal_at_emailaddress.com)
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 01:42:18 GMT
paulSPAM@paulsherwin.co.uk (Paul Sherwin) wrote in
> You could always fit another IDE controller., or get rid of the zip
> drive. SCSI devices and cards are also available dirt cheap now on
> places like eBay - you could use a SCSI card like an Adaptec 2940 and
> an old SCSI CD-ROM, which is all you need for software installs etc.
Hmmmm, I have a box of old computer junk and I think there are a couple
of ISA cards in there that I just don't know what they are. Are these
hard drive controllers and do you think that one of these will work?
> You will probably need to reinstall your boot loader after cloning the
> drive. You just boot the HD using a boot floppy and then run lilo or
> grub to reinitialize the boot sector. All you need to do is work out
> how to boot from a floppy (or bootable CD) before you start - you can
> try this with the existing setup. There'll be a script to create the
> boot floppy, but all you really need is a lilo boot disk with the
> correct kernel. At the lilo boot prompt just type 'kernelname
> root=/dev/hda1 ro' and it should boot. I don't use RH so can't give
> you precise instructions.
Ugh. I use grub to boot. No other OS on this machine. I have done lilo
configs before but I have no idea of how to do grub. If I boot to a
redhat CD as "linux single" or "linux rescue", do you think that I could
then "do the grub thing" to make the system boot again? If so, are there
any howto guides for this that you know of that would be good? I think
that I might just have to clone both 30Gb hard drives to 80Gb hard drives
and be done with it. Space is getting low now.
[ohmster@ohmster ohmster]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 27G 22G 4.2G 84% /
/dev/hda1 99M 15M 80M 15% /boot
/dev/hdb1 28G 18G 8.8G 67% /home
none 756M 1.4M 755M 1% /dev/shm
74G 43G 31G 59% /mnt/ohmster_music
//cindy/cindy_music 26G 17G 9.3G 64% /mnt/cindy_music
I have two drives on the system, / and /home. Both of them are getting
pretty full as you can see. Looks like these 30Gb drives just are not
cutting it anymore. Thanks for your help.
-- ~Ohmster ohmster at newsguy dot com