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Re: Upgrade Hard Drive



On Wednesday 09 January 2008 14:07:34 Tom Spec wrote:
> I am planning to move from one HD to another I need a bit of feedback.  I
> am partitioned as follows:
>
> sda1 /boot (Linux Partition) 256M
> sda2 LVM PV (Linux LVM Partition) 20G
>
> I was planning to.....
>
> 1) attach the new HD
> 2) boot to a rescue CD
> 3) partition the new HD exactly how the old one is
> 4) dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb1
> 5) dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/dev/sdb2
> 6) make the new HD bootable
> 7) disconnect the old HD
> 8) boot
>
> My questions...
>
> - Is this basically the right procedure?
> - Do I need to boot to the rescue CD or would single user (or emergency)
> mode be good enough (in step 2)? - Exactly what steps are required to "make
> the new HD bootable"?
> - Is there a way for me to make the old hd "unbootable" so I can leave it
> in, but make sure it's the new one that boots?
>
> Thanks for any feedback,
> Tom

Sounds good to me, passes my sanity checks

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