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    Using Knoppix in a Hard Drive upgrade

    I about to upgrade my PC. However tricky thing is my old hard drive is prone to failure and I want to copy across Windows too.

    I don't know whether to use dd or try create partitions and cp a lot. Any advice?

    My progess is here:
    http://db.cs.helsinki.fi/~hendry/log...are/gotit.html

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    Re: Using Knoppix in a Hard Drive upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by hendry
    I'm about to upgrade my PC. However tricky thing is my old hard drive is prone to failure and I want to copy across Windows too.
    Which version of Windows? In all your detail on your site, you neglected that VERY important information. If it's Win98, realize that you will have to use the Seagate utilities disk to install EZ-BIOS (or something like it) and partition/format the drive, since Win98 can't see a drive that large without help. You can then partition the drive as you see fit with cfdisk and QtPartEd to create/manipulate partitions on the new drive, then use Partition Image on the Knoppix CD (sudo partimage if from a non-root shell) to create a disk image. EZ-BIOS doesn't interfere with the way that Linux "sees" the disk geometry, but it does install to the boot track, so LiLo can't be installed there -- but it can be installed to C:\ instead.

    The above is based on my own experience, your mileage may vary...

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