HDD about to fail - how to migrate old HDD to new one
My system monitoring told me that my HD is about to fail.
I used a Live-CD to secure the most important data to a DVD-ROM.
I would like to avoid the hassle of reinstalling Windows and Linux, so I bought another 80 GB HDD. Thats the same size the old one was, minus 0.5 GB sad.gif
Anyway, I thought that it might be possible to simply copy the almost-dead HDD to the new HDD, without having to reinstall everything.
I have a Knoppix-DVD, so I have access to the standard tools.
Can anyone tell me how to migrate the HDD to the new one without having to reinstall my OSes?
OSes installed: HDA1 - Windows XP Pro SP2 on NTFS (20 GB)
HDA2 - Debian/GNU Linux on EXT3(40 GB)
HDA3 - Common (Shared) Partition on FAT32(20 GB)
Bootloader: Windows Bootloader, willing to change that if necessary-
Any help appreciated.
P.S.: As you might be able to tell, I am not very experienced in the use of block-devices under Linux - or with HDD technology in general. HEEEELP sad.gif