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About.com: Adding Space II: Replacing A Drive

Sep 30, 2000, 12:36 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aron Hsiao)

"Last time, we covered the steps involved in adding an additional hard drive to an existing Linux system. This time, we cover one last other possible need: the need to replace the primary Linux drive in the system with another."

"There are a number of reasons one might want to do this... In any case, just how such a replacement might be accomplished without loosing data or needing a re-install isn't always clear to the uninitiated. This article will help."

"Since you're toying with your root drive, it's a good idea to get a boot disk ready. In fact, the process I'm going to describe requires that a boot disk be used in order to re-install LILO after the new drive is in place. If you don't use LILO, but instead use another boot manager like System Commander, you may or may not need a boot disk; you'll have to figure this one out yourself. You'll definitely have to create a boot sector of some kind, using some technique, in order to get your brand new drive booting into Linux."

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