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I just bought a 320 gig Western Digital HD. I really like my present 10.2 install. Can I just copy the contents of my / and /home partitions to the ...
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    Moving present 10.2 to new bigger hd.


    I just bought a 320 gig Western Digital HD. I really like my present 10.2 install. Can I just copy the contents of my / and /home partitions to the new drive, reinstall the bootloader configured for this change to the mbr, and I'm good?

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    Pretty much , the only file attaching slackware to your system is /etc/fstab and your lilo config so to speak,

    so making sure you've partitioned the same (I'm not sure this matters as long as you edit the fstab accordingly) and re-lilo I dont see the problem, same modules being loaded after all as its the same computer.

    remember to use cp -Rav for full archiving, or rsync -av or tar -P hehe.

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    dd

    Perhaps you should look into using the "dd" command. You can install the new drive into your system and then boot from the slackware linux boot CD and use "dd" to copy your old drive to the new one. When you are finished they should be identical to eachother. You will have to do some extra configuration with the remaining disk space on the larger drive though.

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