[Wolves] dd usage?

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 15:00:00 UTC 2014

I would like to clone a system (Fedora 20 if it upgrades successfully
from 19) and put the lot onto a larger hdd.  I think the command I
want is

dd if=sda1 of=sdb1

sda1 being the origin drive and sdb1 being the output drive.  If the
references are different then they will be altered accordingly but I
believe they are conventionally named drives.

There are no fancy partition layouts here.  I just banged the lot on
into one partition (it was an old 20gb drive).  It does not have LVM
or anything like that.  The intended new drive will probably be either
a 60gb or 80gb eide pata drive similar to the original (just larger).

I think I shall do all of this using a live cd.  Is this a good idea?
With the output going to a larger drive I assume I'm going to need to
use something like gparted to expand some of the folders?

Would I need to make any alterations or reinstalls of grub if done
this way?  Or it is carried over to the new drive together with the
original system?

I'm doing it this way instead of using something like Clonezilla
because I am trying to get a grip on using the cli instead of always
using a gui solution.  I'm actually finding it rather pleasing :)


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