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Re: Drive upgrade questions



On Tuesday 05 Oct 2004 14:21, ne... wrote:
> 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:
> >> >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.

Excellent! this is just what I needed to know, I will dig out the info on 
restoring the MBR (been a long time since I did that) and start scouring 
Ebay for a new drive.

Thanks!

Colin
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