From: Paul Reilly (paul at domain ireland.seds.org)
Date: Tue 11 Jul 2000 - 10:55:14 IST
> o Make the change while all partitions are unmounted (i.e. use a
> root partition on the other disk (specify linux root=/dev/hdbX to
Yep, that's what I'm doing. I can do everything from the second linux
installation on HD2 and just mount what I can from the first HD as
required. Some partitions on the original are OK so I'm just tarring 'em
up and saving them elsewhere.
> Do you have another identical disk? If so, do an image backup of
> the drive before you go any further:
> # dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdX bs=8192k
That would be nice. Does it have to be identical?
The original is a 17GB drive. I doubt I could get another with the same
disk geometry but I could get another 17GB or something larger.
Would this still work? What would happen the 'unused' space say if I
used an 18 GB drive ?
> Then I think your best bet is to recreate the partition table exactly the
> way it was and try mounting the partition with the files you need.
> Actually, do an e2fsck first to see how fscked the filesystem is.
Great. I'll try that,
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