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- Jul 2006
Need to move to larger HD, need help
New to Linux. I installed Suse 10.1 on an old Vaio Laptop with a smallish HD. I have been playing around ...... er learning Linux for about a week. I would like to increase the size of my hard drive, but, I don't want to have to re-install etc. all my files apps etc. (I have a ton of Tivo hacks etc. that I have installed). I have been trying to figure out the best way to do this. Remember, it is a notebook so I don't have a spare drive slot. I do have an EZ-Gig PCMCIA based drive controller, or I could buy a USB external drive adapter.
First question: Does anyone know if someone has installed the EZ-Gig adapter in Linux?
Second question: Ditto USB drive controller for HD.
OK, supposing that I get the second drive attached via either method above, what commands do I use to "clone" my linux install to the new drive?
Third question: Should I use (g)parted? to copy partitions?
Fourth question: Should I use dd?
Thanks in advance for any help,
12-12-2006 #2OK, supposing that I get the second drive attached via either method above, what commands do I use to "clone" my linux install to the new drive?
i never used EZ-Gig adapter. i hope someone will chime in soon and suggest you regarding that.
Originally Posted by devils_casper
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- Jul 2006
Say what time is it there in INDIA??? it is 16:46GMT or 10:47am here in Chicago.
I am tracking down some posts for the EZ-Gig but it doesn't look too promising. I will probably need to use the USB adapter method.
I have a lot of catching up to do on what is avaiable in Linux today (I learned Unix about 20 years ago and I don't have a very good memory ) I am finding out so many cool things.
Oh yes, if you didn't see my other post, I was able to get my CDRW working great thanks to your "hints".
Hi park_ridge_dave !
i checked that thread later on and i am glad it worked... its 10:31 pm here !
i worked on Unix platform around 6 years ago. joined Linux world again in June this year and its an amazing OS.
it has everything you need. check this list....
i will check EZ-Gig compatibility in Linux and 'll let you know...