Upgrading to big hard drive need help ?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by kadi, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. kadi

    kadi New Member

    Hello everybody
    I have debian etch 4 on my server, and need to go to bigger hard drive
    so the one debian on now is (40GB) and the big one is (80GB), i tried
    ghost 4 linux , then i select copy drive and it did copy the drive to the
    bigger one, but 2 things happen:
    1- error on the startup of the big one : "Duplicated volume ID"
    2- it wasted the rest of the drive space, used 35GB like the rest is not
    valid, it shows when i checked there is 38GB unmounted and unformated
    the problem also that it made it 2 partions.
    Is there a better way of doing this operation ?
    Thanks in advance for help:)
     
  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    You can use gparted you grow your partition.
     
  3. thecaoticone

    thecaoticone New Member

  4. kadi

    kadi New Member

    Thanks to both of you

    hello again
    thanks to both of you for your reply.
    I did last night use ghost for linux and it took long time to copy,but i didn't
    like the result: first it copys 35GB the hole drive and all i have data is 4GB
    also after it is done i start the new drive and got this : Missing operating
    system ! I coppied hda1 to hdb1 which is the main ?
    Thanks again:)
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Ghost4Linux creates an image of your installation; you can't start this image. You must first restore it to a HDD, and then you can start it from that HDD.
     

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