On Thursday 5 February 2004, paulr at maths.tcd.ie (Paul Reilly) wrote:
>That did the trick :)
>No messing about with MBR's or anything needed.
Glad to hear it. But I guess you installed either LILO or grub after
cloning anyway, which would rewrite the MBR. The Dell partition boots
OK, yes ?
>> Yes - just make sure that the partitions are the same size. But your
>> means of transferring the disk layout using sfdisk won't work with
>> different disk geometries anyway.
>>>True - these systems were the same geometry so it was OK.
>I wonder how I can get around systems with different geometry?
>Can fdisk do it I wonder...
sfdisk, cfdisk, fdisk - all can do it, but none of them with the same
ease as sfdisk with similar geometry disks. If you have different
geometry disks, you might want to look at parted, which can create
partitions from a script (pedants may point out that some of the ?fdisk
tools can do this too).
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