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  1. #1
    jjmacey NNTP User

    Default Clone My openSuSE 11.0 To My New HDD


    Hi All,

    I've Googled, and searched this Forum for an answer to a question that
    I have without result.

    I have a perfectly well running openSuSE 11.0 on my Compaq Presario
    V6000 Notebook. The present HDD is 160 GB, and I've just gotten a new
    250 compatable HDD. I also have the USB case to enclose it.

    What I would like to do is move everything to my new HDD then replace
    my existing drive so that I have more storage.

    What app should I try? TIA for any responses. I would have thought that
    this would be simple, but it doesn't seem to be the case. LOL!


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    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: Clone My openSuSE 11.0 To My New HDD


    Well, you could wait 16 days, get 11.1, swap the drives, install 11.1 on
    the machine with the now bigger disk, and then copy your home
    directories over.


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    jjmacey NNTP User

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    ken_yap,

    Thanks for that, and I know what you mean. However, I have been there
    and done that with trying to copy Home. I've always lost all my
    Evolution e-mails, and other hidden files.

    I'd just like to clone my existing HDD to my new HDD without fear of
    failure. If I am wrong here please let me know.

    Again, thanks for the reply.


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    ken yap NNTP User

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    Assuming everything is really under /home, it can be copied over without
    losing any files. If you were using a GUI to copy you might not see all
    the files; it might not show you hidden files. But it can be done from
    the CLI.


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    sorenson2743 NNTP User

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    I did this once, this past year. The only problem I had was with the
    disk IDs in menu.lst and fstab. Booting the cloned disk produced a panic
    saying it couldn't find the (old) disk. For example, the source entries
    might have been:

    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD2500KS-00_WD-WCANKJ299238-part6

    but because you will be plomping the images onto a new hdd, the disk ID
    string, i.e.,

    WDC_WD2500KS-00_WD-WCANKJ299238 will change.

    If you download the manufacturers diagnostic disk (WD Diagnostics, or
    Disk Care, or whatnot in my case) you can get the string to put in.
    What I did, though (to be certain), was do the cloning then create
    another partition and do a fresh install into it, then look at its
    fstab/menu.lst to make sure I had the exact string right. Then use a
    live CD (or that new install) to mount the install that needs changing
    and use an editor to change the strings.

    Worked like a charm, and I now use the extra (created) partition as a
    test bed.


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    jjmacey NNTP User

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    sorenson2743,

    *Ouch!* That seems a little too complex.

    ken_yap,

    Yes, everything is under Home. I've tried many times to get this to
    work without success. I started with SuSE 8.0 and have used every Linux
    Distro that you can think of since.

    Copying Home just does not work.

    I'm looking for that app that "clones" my present HDD to another
    device. In this case my new 250 Gb HDD.


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    ken yap NNTP User

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    Cloning is not as easy as the word sounds. You can run into issues with
    the partition names and the boot loader. And since it isn't an identical
    disk, it isn't a clone really and the last partition should expand.

    Copying /home isn't so difficult. To start off, partition your new disk
    so that /home is allocated a partition and format it. Then do this as
    root from the CLI.


    Code:
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    cd /home
    cp -a * /media/external/home
    --------------------


    Now swap the disks and install 11.1 on it, but telling the installer
    not to format /home. It should detect that you have already a home
    directory when you set up an account and use that.


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  8. #8
    jjmacey NNTP User

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    > Cloning is not as easy as the word sounds


    ken_yap,

    I know, I also have my games on this HDD. They are of not in my Home
    folder. My Games are all from the Linux repos.

    Again - this becomes very complex. But, should be very simple.

    I just need that app to do it. I've been looking for years...


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    Malcolm NNTP User

    Default Re: Clone My openSuSE 11.0 To My New HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by jjmacey

    > Cloning is not as easy as the word sounds


    ken_yap,

    I know, I also have my games on this HDD. They are of not in my Home
    folder. My Games are all from the Linux repos.

    Again - this becomes very complex. But, should be very simple.

    I just need that app to do it. I've been looking for years...
    Hi
    rsync or dd, look at the man pages.

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    up 1 day 20:56, 1 user, load average: 0.40, 0.55, 0.33
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 177.82


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    MattBClassic NNTP User

    Default Re: Clone My openSuSE 11.0 To My New HDD


    I wrote a Tip on using Acronis True Image for SUSE 10.3 to clone to a
    different HD back for the old SLS Forum it is located here: 'Cloneing
    Suse 10.3 Installation To Different Hd - openSUSE Forums'
    (http://tinyurl.com/6s87uo)

    To get the dev by id you can Install tree from YaST>Software Management
    to get /dev/disk/by id as example: enter, tree /dev/disk in console.

    I used the above for testing SUSE 11 and transferring once I got it the
    way I wanted it. This only works for the same computer on cloning HD's
    __________________________________________________
    My Forum, SuseUnbound: 'Categories in SUSEUnbound'
    (http://suseunbound.lefora.com/forum/)


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