Casey Bralla on 28 Sep 2008 17:16:37 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Need Advice on Cloning A Disk Drive

On Sunday 28 September 2008 7:31:39 pm brent timothy saner wrote:
> Casey Bralla wrote:
> > I'm trying to migrate my existing Gentoo system to a larger hard drive. 
> > (I've maxed out my 80 GByte drive, but have a 200 GByte lying around.)
> > I'm having trouble cloning my drive to the new drive and would like some
> > advice from the list.
> >
> > Complicating my problem, is that I'm changing from ReiserFS on the old
> > drive to ext3 on the new drive.
> >
> > My questions for the list:
> >
> > 1.  Is there a way to copy block and character devices?
> > 2.  How else could I (easily) create them on the new drive?
> > 3.  is there any other simple way to duplicate a linux disk?
> why don't you just copy over all the files (cp -r /mnt/old/*
> /mnt/new/.), chroot into /mnt/new, and reinstall grub to the mbr?

That's essentially what I did (several times, actually), but it would not copy 
all the files in the /dev directory.   I thought konqueror might do a better 
job (it didn't).


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