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Re: New Hard Drive



On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 17:17 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Now how to put this f7 on the new HD :-(    I have had no help at 
> all 

Patience!  You've been discussing the other half of your thread, don't
expect instant answers on everything.  You can, of course, Google this,
and find answers already provided.  The topic is not new.

> so I will do it as I have in the past. I use cp=copy and the 
> switches -av >> file and that allows me to just let the copy happen
> and when over read file and see what happened 8-) 

If you do a "cp" copy, be sure to copy contexts, permissions, and
ownership.  Also, don't copy things that aren't really files (stuff
like /proc is generated at boot time).  A simple answer to that is to
not do this from a drive that's running the system, and simply copy the
files from the drive separately (e.g. boot from a CD/DVD).  After doing
so, check things like the /tmp space has proper permissions, or you
won't be able to log in.

[tim gonzales ~]$ ls -ld /tmp/
drwxrwxrwt 14 root root 4096 Aug 14 11:02 /tmp/

(That "t" permission flag is important.)

You can "dd" copy a drive, though you have to think about how you want
to handle things if the drives are different sizes.  I'm not going to
advise on this, I'll let someone else who's used that method go over
that.

You can use tools designed for backing up or moving drives.  Many hard
drive manufacturers provide free ones, that you make a boot disc with
their program on, and use it to transfer things over.  They'll guide you
through picking the right drives and partitions.  But again, doing this
between drives with different sizes may be a problem.

You can do a fresh install on the new drive, boot it up, then copy
personal files from the old drive /home/ to the new one.

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