My old IBM IDE 120GB drive was getting old and full and I purchased a new one of 500 GB so I wanted to have an exact copy of my windows and linux partitions on the new one, thinking I could later expand or play with the partition sizes.
So I thought I could use dd to copy byte-for-byte, unplug the old one, plug the new one and it will work…
This was a little mistake. Some things from Linux are related not only to sda and sdb but also to disk-by-id. And neither Windows was booting.
I prefer to have only one hard disk, because my computer is a Shuttle where 2 HDD simultaneously do not really fit or are too hot.
So I inserted the OpenSuse Live CD, tried to repair the GRUB and the loading process, with both hard drives connected.
Now the GRUB is loading from the MBR (I guess the sdb), it is mounting the new HDD to /data2/, but it is mounting the old as /home and swap…
I don’t manage to get out of my problems, I would like to never have to work with HDD at the same time and don’t get rid of the problem.
If I am close to the solution and missing something, any help is appreciated.
If you go back to my initial desire ad have an easy solution, I’ll also appreciate !