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Re: Drive upgrade questions



On Oct 5, 2004 at 14:13, Colin J Thomson in a soothing rage wrote:

>On Tuesday 05 Oct 2004 13:15, ne... wrote:
>> On Oct 5, 2004 at 12:36, Colin J Thomson in a soothing rage wrote:
>> >I would like some advice please, I have just updated my Mobo to an Abit
>> >NF7-S 2.0 which is working extremely well with Fedora and my next
>> > planned upgrade are the Hard Drives.
>> >At the moment the machine has 2 Hard drives, ATA133 (40G) and an old
>> >ATA33 (5G) for backup.
>> >This Mobo has on board SATA150, So my question(s) are:
>> >
>> >Is it worth it (or at all possible) to install a SATA drive and keep my
>> >existing 40Gig drive (for backup) and maybe ditch the 5Gig drive.
>>
>> Yep, but more a question of when and how much money you have
>> burning a hole in your pocket. As you use FC, I guess you will
>> be upgrading to FC3. If you are, I would hold of on the purchase
>> for a little while. When FC3 drops, get the drive and do a fresh
>> install. Then move stuff over from the old install.
>
>That is a very good point, but I do not have any plans to move to FC3 
>perhaps FC4. This Box is very cutomised and it would be a lot of work and 
>time to upgrade and move stuff over etc.
Then in that case, no need to wait. I would investigate using
a tool like Mondo (http://www.microwerks.net/~hugo/) or a backup
tool to copy the whole drive and restore to the new drive. You
will then have to reinstall grub/lilo/$BOOTLOADER after the restore.

N.Emile...
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