[linux] Hard drive partitions porting???

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Tue Oct 19 17:46:25 PDT 2004


Heh, I suppose. I guess I just was thinking of an automated solution
for the whole entire thing, but now that you mention it, it really
doesn't make sense in a physical respect on the disk itself. Besides,
the MBR and the Boot Records would most likely be funky.
-Garrett

Ethan Merritt wrote:


>On Wednesday 20 October 2004 12:36 am, Garrett Cooper wrote:

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>> I was just curious if it's possible and if anyone has tried porting an entire drive over via DD for instance

>> and changing the partitioning scheme somewhat in order for a smaller set of partitions to accomodate a larger drive.

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>I tried it. It doesn't work.

>Also, in retrospect it was not a good idea even if it had worked.

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>> but just curious since some files and so forth are sort of a pain to copy

>> (some symlinks, lost+found, etc).

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>symlinks? Why would those be any sort of problem.

>lost+found: makes no sense to copy.

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>Much better idea:

>1) Format new disk, with new partition layout

>2) Tar entire old partition through a pipe to the new partition,

> preserved files attributes, timestamps, etc.

>3) Repeat for other partitions

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