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Re: [SLE] Drive Image to transfer installation to new hard drive...
  • From: creimer@xxxxxxxxx (Christopher D. Reimer)
  • Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 15:19:46 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.GSU.4.21.0009081518430.16335-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



That's what I figured. Thanks!

Christopher Reimer

On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Danny Barnes wrote:

> Yes, with this caveat. Simply transfer all of your 6.4 gb hd to the 20gb hd
> just as is leaving the rest of the 20gb empty for now. Do NOT take the
> option in Drive Image "Allow partitions to use all space" as this will
> change the cluster size expanding your 6.4gb worth of partitions out to
> 20gb, which will HOSE your linux set up. At that point boot up linux and
> verify everything's aok. Then you can partition the REST of the drive as you
> wish. This is essentially what I told you the 1st time and is all I can give
> you. Good luck!
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher D. Reimer" <creimer@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Danny Barnes" <DanBarnes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: <abrahams@xxxxxxx>; <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 2:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Drive Image to transfer installation to new hard drive...
>
>
> > On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Danny Barnes wrote:
> >
> > > Oh no. Resizing An ext2fs partition is NOT a native function for PM and
> in
> > > fact while included, is not supported by Powerquest. PM and Drive Image
> are
> > > still very useful utilities for the Linux user who multiboots but I'd
> put
> > > em' in the catagory of progressing, not perfect.
> >
> > I haven't seen a clear cut answer to my question about Drive Image. (There
> > are other solutions that I will be checking out.) Can I safely transfer
> > the paritions of a 6.4GB to an empty 20GB drive, set up a new partition in
> > the unused space, and have my installation work fine?
> >
> > I'm leaning towards manually configuring the 20GB drive, used a boot disk
> > to mount the drives and tar to trasnfer the files.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Christopher Reimer
> >
> >
>
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