moving one drive to another...

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sat Jun 23 15:58:38 MDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-06-23 at 15:44 -0600, Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-06-23 at 13:09 -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> > The last part is kind of tricky. I usually boot on knoppix and chroot
> > into my new hard drive install (be sure to mount proc and sys).  An
> > alternative is to create a boot floppy or CD, and then use that to
> > boot your new hard drive as the root partition.  Then once it's up,
> > run grub-install.
> Couldn't you just go "grub-install /dev/hdX" where X was the new drive?

Sure.  But you want to make your new drive the primary drive and remove
the old one, you'll have to do it from knoppix (since you can't boot yet
on the new disk).  Writing out grub from a book disk can be tricky.  By
far the easiest is to make a boot disk.

> Gabe
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