hard drive replacement questions

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Thu Sep 20 09:10:41 UTC 2012

also, fdisk -l <cr>.
On Wed, 19 Sep 2012, Tony Baechler wrote:

> You're way overcomplicating things.  If your drive is called /dev/hda, it's
> IDE, but newer Linux kernels use the SATA syntax for all drives, so your drive
> is probably called /dev/sda on 2.6.26 and later.  However, there is a simple
> way to answer your questions:
> hdparm -iI /dev/sda
> Make sure the hdparm package is installed.  At a minimum, it should tell you
> the brand and model which you can look up on Google, but it should also tell
> you if the drive is IDE or not.  IDE drives are pretty much impossible to find
> nowadays, so I hope it's SATA.
> As for moving your Linux partition to another drive, dd should usually work
> fine unless you have unusual circumstances.
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