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Hi, I have dual boot hard drives one with FC4 as my default and another with Windows 2000. I want to install new larger hard drives for each OS and ...
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    Hi,

    I have dual boot hard drives one with FC4 as my default and another
    with Windows 2000. I want to install new larger hard drives for each
    OS and copy each drive over to a new larger drive . Would anyone
    know how to do this task using FC4 and Windows 2000 ?

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    Hi and Welcome !!

    You can use PartImage or Ghost4Linux. There are a few constraints though. Partition structure of old and new disks must be same. Read instruction carefully before doing anything.
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    Installing New Hard Disks

    I thought I was posting into Installlation Forum and not Fedora.
    Thanks I will check each one out !!

    When you say " Partition Structures". I wouldn't be seting up partitions just two seperate disks one with FC4 and one with WIN2000. Do you mean spliting
    up a hard disk ?

    Thanks again I will check these two out.

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    You have to create partitions in New HD as are in old HD.
    Check the output of fdisk -l command in Fedora. It will list all existing partitions.
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    Installing Hard Drives

    Ok Thanks...

    I have space in my PC for the new HD.
    Do I plug it in and boot my PC with this blank HD.
    My PC is setup where the FC4 screen comes up and I can choose
    FC4 or win2000. Do I use FC4 or win2000 and will it even boot up
    with the new drive ?

    Thanks Again !!

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    You have to create an image of existing partitions and install those on new HD.
    Execute fdisk -l command in Terminal/Konsole and post output here.
    Code:
    su -
    fdisk -l
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    Installing Hard Drives

    Here is my output from fdisk -1. Should I plug in the new HD and boot up
    and select OS to format the drive ? Thanks ....

    [root@localhost ~]# fdisk -1
    fdisk: invalid option -- 1

    Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
    fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
    fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
    fdisk -v Give fdisk version
    Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
    and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
    -u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
    -b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
    [root@localhost ~]#

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    -l <-- Its small L not 1.

    Code:
    su -
    fdisk -l
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    Upgrading Hard Drives

    OK ..

    root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hda: 20.0 GB, 20020396032 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2434 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2 1276 2433 9301635 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)

    Disk /dev/hdb: 10.2 GB, 10254827520 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1246 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb2 14 1246 9904072+ 8e Linux LVM

    Disk /dev/sda: 128 MB, 128974848 bytes
    16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 492 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 492 125936 e W95 FAT16 (LBA)
    [root@localhost ~]#

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    You have created LVM in Fedora and I have to check if PartImage or Ghost4Linux support LVM. I will let you know soon.
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