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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:30 pm    Post subject: clone a dual-boot disk? Reply with quote

my ibook dual-boots with os x and linux. I use linux more, but my os x is quite customized, it has portage and fink both on it, and I'd really rather not re-install it.

but, I want to switch out the 30gb hard drive for a 40gb drive I just acquired.

I can probably borrow an external fire-wire enclosure from a friend.

one plugged in, how can I just clone the 30gb drive onto the 40gb drive? (I can then create a new ~10gb partition out of the unused space and mv /home into there or something like that)

is there a way to get dd to do it? I need to get the ppc equivelant of the master boot record copied to (the bootstrap partition or whatever it is)

or should I simply install an os x on the new drive, then use parted to shrink it down, create all the filesystems, then just copy all the data over? (using rsyncx for the OS X partitions, and cp -a for the linux partititions) I know that will work for linux, but I've never needed to clone OS X before.

any suggiestions appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to create the partitions with linux, make the linux file systems in linux, then boot into OS X and make the HFS file system on the remaining partition... then just use cp to copy over (in OS X and Linux).

Just another idea ;-)
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