I have just been given a pc with a better spec than my present one
(Pentium 4 dual core 3GHz instead of Athlon 2800XP, GeForce 7895 GT
instead of GeForce 7600 GS) and want to transfer my present PCLos onto the new one.
At present I dual boot XP Pro and PCLos, with XP on the master hdd, and PCLos on partitions
set up on the secondary hdd. For PCLos I created a 50Gb partition on the secondary hdd, and let PCLos
sort out the partitions for installation.
df gives the following :
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb5 7.7G 4.9G 2.4G 68% /
/dev/hdb7 37G 16G 22G 43% /home
/dev/hda1 77G 21G 57G 27% /mnt/win_c - master hdd
/dev/hdb1 185G 112G 74G 61% /mnt/win_d - slave hdd less PCLos
df: `/root/usbfs': Permission denied
none 1014M 1.4M 1013M 1% /tmp
The PCLos installation is set up as I want it, and I dont particularly want to start from scratch again.
I thought I could make images of the / and /home partitions using Acronis True Image and copy these to a USB hdd.
I could then create a partition for PCLos on the secondary hdd on the new pc, installing a 'bare bones' PCLos into the new
partition, again letting the installation sort out the division of the partition. I would then use True Image to replace the new / and /home partitions
with the saved images, and use a live CD to redo MBR.
Is this a feasible approach ?
Might there be any problems ?
What if I made the partition on the new pc larger, eg. 100 Gb, then did the 'bare bones' installation before replacing the / and
/home ? Would this lead to any problems ?
Any advice gratefully received.