[Durham] Backing up and resorting a Windows7 install using Linux boot media

Dougie Nisbet dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Mon Dec 2 19:01:23 UTC 2013

Thanks all. I've had a play with Clonezilla booted from a memory stick, but
it failed on sdb2 because of size mismatch. I was in a bit of a rush so
didn't pay too much attention to the errors. The original disk is 320GB -
target is 250GB.

On 2 December 2013 16:18, Dougie Nisbet <dougie at highmoor.co.uk> wrote:

> I have a failing disk in a Lenovo ThinkCentre A57. It has a WD 320GB
> drive. I'm wondering whether I can boot the PC from Linux and backup the
> system using tar and restore to a different harddrive. Then try to boot the
> PC from the restored drive. All I can find is another WD but a 250GB one.
> What's my chances of success? Would a re-install be  easier? I thought of
> dd too but I'm guessing that the drives would have to be the same size.
> cheers
> Dougie
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