Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
  #1  
Old 24th July 2010, 08:05 PM
Comrad Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 76
windows_xp_2003opera
How to migrate on a bigger HDD

Hello!
I have Fedora on SATA HDD 80Gb.
Now I want to move all partitions to the 500Gb one.
Some of partitions will remain the same size, some will increase.
I tried that with Paragon Hard Disk Manager, but after it was done I found a problem, that they can't pass fsck checkup.
It says something about cross linked files and on the root partition it failed at all with warning something about bad superblock.

So the question is what is the easiest way to move to the big HDD?
What soft should I use?
Maybe it's sufficient to boot from CD, create new partitions and copy all files from source partitions to destination ones?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26th July 2010, 05:43 AM
Comrad Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 76
windows_xp_2003opera
Re: How to migrate on a bigger HDD

And no any help, sad...
Anyway, I made it by Acronis True Image Home.
It has ability to clone disk with resizing partitions.
It did it pretty fast and new file systems pass fsck checkup.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15th September 2010, 01:17 PM
quasar66 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 71
linuxfedorafirefox
Re: How to migrate on a bigger HDD

Maybe this response is a little late but what you may try is the software called as clonezilla - its a free SW, and the way it works is as below :

1. Download, check the md5, and then burn it onto a CD (this action you may perform in Linux, or in Windows, or whatever OS).
2. Attach the target disk, and boot using this CD, and copy the disk partition as it is.
3. Now restart the machine using the new disk partitions and then expand the partition to capture the fuill volume.

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19th September 2010, 03:47 PM
mchauber Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 30
linuxfedorafirefox
Re: How to migrate on a bigger HDD

I am in a similar boat and have used Clonezilla to clone everything from my 250g hard drive to the new, 500g. That part went without issue, except I figured that the resizing would have been an option during the process. That said, I believe I would have had the same results using dd instead of downloading a bunch of unnecessary stuff.

My issue comes with the resizing. When I initially installed, I went with the default lvm setup, and now I'm having a difficult time resizing those partitions. This appears to be quite a bit more difficult than it used to be.

I'm going to have another look at the docs to make sure that system-config-lvm is NOT what I want to do (I don't like messy). It looks like I'll have to reinstall to the larger hard drive and start over (just don't want to deal with all those package downloads, tweaks and updates as this will end up taking several days).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bigger, hdd, migrate

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who's the bigger guys? We're the bigger guys... schwim Wibble 5 22nd June 2007 10:32 PM
Got some bigger problems... kona0197 Fedora Focus 32 11th December 2006 04:21 AM
Font is bigger than it should be merlinv12 Using Fedora 0 26th November 2005 06:16 AM
Moving fc3 to a bigger hd amirul EOL (End Of Life) Versions 2 7th March 2005 08:30 AM


Current GMT-time: 10:42 (Tuesday, 29-07-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat