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Right now, I have a Linux system with a 40GB hard drive. I'd like to replace the hard drive with a 160GB hard drive, and use the 40GB in another ...
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    Cloning a hard drive


    Right now, I have a Linux system with a 40GB hard drive. I'd like to replace the hard drive with a 160GB hard drive, and use the 40GB in another system. Is there anyway in which I can duplicate the 40GB onto the 160GB? I'd like to be able to copy everything over to the 160GB and essentially have an identical system when I am done. All other hardware is staying the same, so I don't anticipate any problems with drivers and whatnot. Also, the drives are both Samsung drives of the same model family--the only difference is the capacity.

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    Youve said a bit about the old/new disk sizes, but not how the old is partitioned, and how you want to translate this to the newer space.

    A range of tools is available under linux for doing the job, once it has been specified clearly - dd, cpio, tar ...

    Alternatively you can go outside and get, for example a CD with the stuff ready to use so all you have to do is boot it and use it
    System Rescue CD
    Ultimate Boot CD

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    The 40GB is partitioned with LVM under Fedora Core 4.

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