I just recently had a hard disk go out and went and got a brand new IDE drive to replace it. In the process of doing this, I discovered that my motherboard has a built-in SATA interface, so now, a couple of months later, I've about decided to go get a SATA drive and move my almost-new IDE drive to a secondary drive. My question: My installation is up and running perfectly. Is doing this simply a matter of booting off the IDE drive, then executing a command like: Code: dd if=/dev/hda bs=1M of=/dev/sda then booting off the SATA drive? Do I have to worry about drive geometries and such (I know I used to, but I'm laboring under the impression modern drives have made all that obsolete)? Of course, I feel almost bad asking the question! After all, this is getting pretty close to violating the first rule of computer technology: "if it works, don't fix it"; however, after I'm done, I may want to rearrange some partitions and such, but with two cloned disks that ought to be straightforward. Is it that simple? TIA!