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HDD/Partition Imaging


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#1 MadDawg

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:32 PM

Okay, I'm going to eventually replace my laptop hard drive with a larger one. As you can guess, I want to keep my files and settings (and Windows, since I'm out of reinstalls :thumbsup: ). I know I can reimage the drive, but how will this work if the drive is partitioned? Would I have/be able to partition the new drive and image over each partition one-by-one? Or would I have to image over the entire drive and expand the partitions with GParted or EASEUS Partition Manager?

Also, I'm dual-booting with Ubuntu. So, how would this affect the boot loader?
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:01 AM

When you would image new hard disk, you will get partitions of same size as on old disk. Then you would have to decide what to do with unpartitioned space. You can expand partitions, create new partition. etc.

BTW: Use Clonezilla (open source) for disk imaging
http://www.clonezilla.org/

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:51 AM

Alright, thanks for the info and the link. :thumbsup:
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