changing hard disks

Simon Griffiths simon.g at
Fri Oct 19 09:35:45 BST 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: freebsd-users-admin at
> Sent: 18 October 2001 22:24
> Subject: changing hard disks
> Hello,
> 	I'm getting a 40Gb disk in a few days to replace a 1.6Gb
> disk as Primary
> Slave. At the moment I'm running BSD and windows both from the
> master disk,
> and my intention is to put BSD onto the new one. Can I do this without
> reinstalling? And how do I go about it?
> 	Cheers,
> 	Ben

I was having a think about this last night and I reckon the best (?) way to
do this would be to install FreeBSD onto the new drive, then mount your old
hdd and copy all your data across.  The other way I guess would be to use a
system like Norton ghost but I'm not too sure how this works, maybe dd could
do it also.

Sorry I've not no firm answers but maybe one of the suggestions above will


Simon Griffiths
Systems Administrator - Clay Cross Building Society
Tel:+44(0)1246 862120 - Fax: +44(0)1246 250397
"If you give a million monkeys root access to your systems, they
  sure as hell aren't going to be writing any Shakespeare..."

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