[Mageia-discuss] Copying system to new disk

Juergen Harms Juergen.Harms at unige.ch
Mon Nov 14 11:00:16 CET 2011

Thank you, that sounds good, is a "thumbs up" (my doubts were mainly 
with the "making executable" stuff and suspecting "windows facies").

Before going to dd, I will try partitioning my new disk with gparted (or 
the Mageia ISO) - do all the disk layout re-arrangements I can think of 
and than copy individual file-systems with tar - should be substantially 
faster since it skips all unused space - for the windows partition that 
would give
cd /media/windows ; tar cf - . | (cd /<new-windows-path>; tar xf -)

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