Our system drive consists of three partitions: an active boot partition, the actual Windows partition, and a recovery partition. Use dd --list again to determine the right disk to use, and please be careful not to mix up your Windows drive or another drive which contains important data. But, you see, I cant see that right now. So in this video, I show how to shrink the partition using Gparted in Linux. And one more thing: do you think I'll need a dedicated bootloader? At the moment I can not access the samba or anything. A small plastic pry tool can be used as well.
I use it for backups but it should suit your needs. You need a tool that does a logical copy file-by-file instead of sector-by-sector. Your e-mail address will only be visible to me and not to the public. And what do I need to do about Grub? This means a lot more preparation, time and some extra software and hardware besides. When it comes time to replace your computer's hard drive, the prospect of reinstalling all your operating system and programs is exhausting. Well, I got it done, wasn't that complicated after all.
There you should find the 4 bytes 0E 60 38 3A illustrated in this picture: This value is in a format called reverse byte ordering, so to put in your new calculated value, you will have to arrange it like this: 8E 88 E0 E8. Once the partition is shrunk, it is just a matter of performing the ddrescue operation. The purpose of booting to a live linux session is for copying everything from the old root partition in a more cleaner way. You've to use the --exclude flag with rsync to exclude certain large files or folders. It has very straightforward steps, enabling you to size the partitions on the new drive based on the existing partitions on the old drive and of course copy the data. There are various programs out there that can do this for you, but I believe EaseUs Partition Manager has a free version that will work here. Well, I think it is quite straightforward to use it.
I'm sure that, normally, people just quiver at the very sound of your voice. In this article, I show you how to avoid the pitfalls and achieve the maximum performance edge. One of the beauties of Linux is that there are hundreds of flavors to choose from and many are free. Partition Setup Exactly how this goes down depends on what your partition setup looks like. The whole disk, not a partition number. The below screenshots illustrate how to use both utilities.
Are you new to LinuxQuestions. If you're unsure of which drive is which, look at the size -- each drive is displayed with its total size. And many found this simple act to be a type of upgrade since Linux systems always were far more efficient in their use of resources. Anyway if I copy the mdadm. Went well, recovery not needed 5. You can find the manual. As I used Ubuntu live, so just opened up the file manager to mount the volumes.
Input that value instead of the bytes already there like this picture: While we are in this particular position in the lastpart. After the install, which should do all that for you if the array is attached, you can check you have a mdadm. By now both drives should have the exact partition table. And do the the same thing for the home partition too. Provide details and share your research! I wrote a small program to do all calculations and generate the new lastpart. Before You Get Started Copying and modifying partitions can take a long time, up to a couple of hours, so block out a long period of time where you'll be able to run your computer.
Cloning: I ended up using Clonezilla, but they all do the same sorts of things in the same sorts of ways. You can display these values as root user with the blkid command. The other old partitions D:, E: etc will remain intact. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. Clonezilla is an outstanding software with great documentations. I didn't had removed the windows installation from the old drive. And if you like, the source code will be opened.
Do a backup of all important files in case something goes wrong 2. If there's any need of swap in future, you can just create a swap file. These shorter numbers must not change; otherwise, you run into problems with Windows licensing. One alternative is to shrink the source partition, but this option doesn't work for all filesystems. For an excellent overview of Clonezilla see here.
This is a just-in-case tool. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Be cautious about tweaking beyond these simple fixes. Hi Pencil, Glad you got it taken care of! First copy the contents of one root partition to another. I did a little research, decided nothing seemed too important, and installed away with no special prep. Sorry I'm just now getting back to you, real busy over the holiday weekend.