Keith C. Perry on 10 Mar 2016 16:51:20 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Convert from Hard Drive to SSD

I use cpio in pass-through mode with find to move non-XFS file system around.

I'm doing from memory but lets say you boot from a livecd and mount you source partition to /src and you destination partition to /dst

cd /dst
find /src -xdev -print0 | cpio -pmdv0

That should copy all regular and special file from /src to where you currently are (which would be /dst since you changed to that location first)


On Mar 10, 2016 19:22, Casey Bralla <> wrote:

I recently bought an SSD and want to clone my existing Hard Drive onto the SSD, ideally without mucking up the existing Gentoo desktop system.


I would use clonezilla or even dd, but my SSD is only 240 GBytes, while the Hard Drive is 1 TByte. These programs require that the new disk be at least as large as the original.



My only thought so far is to use gparted to reduce the size of the partition on the Hard Drive to 240 GBytes total. That seems cludgy, however.


Anybody suggest a good strategy for this?

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