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Migrating my P6 install to a new HDD (solved)
« on: June 24, 2015, 06:24:49 am »
I have installed P6 on an old 80 GB IDE HDD, I am planning to buy a 1 TB SATA drive within the next week or so.

Is it possible to copy everything from the old HDD to the new one so that I don't have to install everything again? or should I rather just do a fresh install?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2015, 09:56:58 am by 10i »
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Re: Migrating my P6 install to a new HDD
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 06:38:28 am »
Hi 10i,

I would suggest checking out and, probably then using, Clonezilla. It is supposed to be the best. AndyInMokum will probably confirm this.

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Re: Migrating my P6 install to a new HDD
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 07:30:54 am »
Yup, clonezilla is the tool to use .. if it can't (or won't) for some reason expand the partitions to fill the drive just do a direct 1:1 copy, then boot the 80GB copy again and use Gparted to resize the partitions on the new drive.

Don't erase the 80GB until you're happy the new drive functions properly and you're safe no matter what.



there are other options, but booting a clonezilla LiveCD/LiveUSB and doing a disk to disk clone would be the tool of choice
http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

if you're not sure how to use it, juust search the web, there are plenty of tutorials out there ;)
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Re: Migrating my P6 install to a new HDD
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 07:39:02 am »
Hi 10i, how's it going?  I can certainly confirm what Slim.Fatz said about Clonezilla ;).  When I swapped out my 250GB to 750 GB.  All I did was use: Clonezilla to take a disk image of the 250GB drive.  This was held on an external HDD.  I then swapped out the 250GB HDD for the 750GB HDD.  I prepped the drive to msdos using GParted from a thumbdrive, (any live distro media will do too).  I then again used Clonezilla to flash the saved image to the new 750GB HDD.  When I booted up it was all there, just as I had left it.  The only difference it was on a larger HDD.  You'll have to go into GParted to adjust the partition to fit the new drive.  It's so simple and it's never let me down.  I always have the current stable version of Clonezilla on a USB thumb drive as part of my standard Linux toolkit  ;).

For more information about Clonezilla, including an audio walk through.  Checkout this link: How to use Clonezilla.  I hope this help  ;).
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Re: Migrating my P6 install to a new HDD
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 09:56:39 am »
Thanks guys  8)
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