F9: Mounting of drives

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Fri Jul 18 00:21:05 UTC 2008

Dan Thurman wrote:
> Now, the problem I have is the cloned drive was not successful with the
> dd command.  It failed to create the swap partition and it failed to 
> faithfully
> create the / partition.
> So it looks like I will have to discover a way to copy clone the 
> partition of
> /.  How can I do this safely?  cp -a?
> What I do not want to do is to copy over from /, the devices for example
> so what is the best method for copying over the partitions esp. that of / ?
> I think /boot is not a problem with cp -a but I have a feeling / is 
> significant.
> Please advise?
> Thanks!
> Dan
I have found that using tools like gparted to copy partitions tends 
to work better. There is a live CD and a live USB image that lets 
you clone the partitions while they are not mounted.



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