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    Need to move to larger HD, need help


    Hi:

    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,

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    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?
    you can use PartImage to create image ( clone ) of existing partition(s). it works perfectly.

    i never used EZ-Gig adapter. i hope someone will chime in soon and suggest you regarding that.






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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    you can use PartImage to create image ( clone ) of existing partition(s). it works perfectly.

    i never used EZ-Gig adapter. i hope someone will chime in soon and suggest you regarding that.

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    As usual.... Thank You Casper! That reference looks great!

    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".

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    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...






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