Hi folks,

On a FC3 box it has following partitions;

FC3
/root on /dev/hda5
/swap on /dev/hda3
/home on /dev/hda5

BLFS
/root on /dev/hda6 (size=5G only taking up 1.5G)
/swap sharring with FC3 on /dev/hda3

/dev/hda7 with ext3 not occupied (size=2G)

Now I want to duplicate another BLFS on /dev/hda7

To my knowledge following command
dd if=/dev/hda6 of=/dev/hda7 bs=4096 conv=notrunc,noerror

only works on equal size partitions. I have been searching on Internet to confirm it without result. Please advise. TIA

If the abovementioned command does not work then can I apply following method to clone /dev/hda6 on /dev/hda7 ???

1) Boot up FC3
2) # dd if=/dev/hda6 of=/home/myimage.img
(can I use /home for keeping myimage.img? It has sufficient spare space)
3) # dd if=myimage.img of=/dev/hda7
4) Modify the Bootloader (grub) of the FC3 as follow;

/boot/grub/menu.lst
Code:
title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1378_FC3)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1378_FC3 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.12-1.1378_FC3.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1376_FC3)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1376_FC3 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.12-1.1376_FC3.img
title LFS 6.1 (2.6.11.12)
        root (hd0,5)
        kernel /boot/lfskernel-2.6.11.12 ro root=/dev/hda6 vga=795
title LFS 6.1 (2.6.11.12-sound)
        root (hd0,5)
        kernel /boot/bzImage-2.6.11.12-sound ro root=/dev/hda6 vga=795
adding
Code:
title LFS 6.1 (for LiveCD) (2.6.11.12-sound)
        root (hd0,6)
        kernel /boot/bzImage-2.6.11.12-sound ro root=/dev/hda7 vga=795
OR are there any better methods? TIA

BR
satimis