[lug] linux system cloning
fschmid at archenergy.com
Fri Mar 14 17:45:05 MST 2003
I would like to "clone" an installed Linux system from a small disk to
a larger disk. Ghost can't do this with reiserfs and mondo is
currently not a good choice with their complaints about glibc library
If the disks were identical in size I would use dd but my disk size
increase appears to prevent this solution.
I don't see why I couldn't manually partition my new disk, copy all of
its contents, and then fix the boot sector. My initial attempts
failed however - grub only shows part of its greeting. I suspect that
the bootsector (first 512 bytes) is correct but my relocation of /boot
through the different disk geometry may be spoiling this idea.
Any advice would be appreciated...
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