[olug] Imaging a 20GB to a larger hard drive

Andrew Embury drazak at ingenii.com
Tue Sep 12 13:27:12 UTC 2006

I always just:

1. Fdisked the new drive
2. Put down a filesystem
3. Mount the new filesystem
4. 'cp -a' from the old filesystem to the new
5. Run the bootloader on the new filesystem

Always worked for me.


On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, Eric P wrote:

> Hi,
> My system (Ubuntu 6.06) is purring along and is the only OS I have on my hard drive (20GB).  However, I have an empty
> 80GB hard drive that I'd move everything over to.
> Is there a way to make a complete image of my 20GB and put it onto the 80GB and be up and running w/o the fuse of
> reinstalling the OS?  BTW, I have a 3rd drive that could act as temporary holding space (it has ~50GB of space) where I
> could place the image from the 20GB hard drive.
> I figure the process would involve making an image and temporarily placing it on the drive w/~50 GB space, then
> installing the 80GB HD and booting a live CD.  Then I'd somehow copy the image onto the 80GB hard drive so that it has
> the same boot configuration.
> Is this possible and relatively painfree?
> Thanks,
> Eric
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