but Debian makes it sooooo painless!
The 40GB hdd that I had shifted to, crashed some time ago … and my trusty old 20GB is on the last legs of its “revolutionary” life. So, here we go again, moving house … but with the automagical chroot install, you move everything – even the kitchen sink!
But as always, there’s a dark side to everything, and its invariably caused by the hordes of Mammon out there in Win-Win land! A modeling software I was using kinda loved the old hard-disc … wouldn’t run on the new one – “Invalid license,” it said, “incorrect disc ID!” So here I am, waiting for yet another license request to come through!
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Existing Debian unstable installation on a 20GB hard-disk, and a new 40GB hard-disk with a small Windows partition.
Installing Debian on the new hard-disk and shifting over to it in the “near future”. But I want to do this without having to go through the painful bootable CD and stuff. Also, I have already partitioned the new hard-disk and formatted it with Reiserfs 3.6, which is unfortunately not supported by my old, kernel 2.2 based Debian boot CD.
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Life would have been so easy if there was no need to install Windoze on the machine! But can’t do without it, since some software is available only on the Windoze platform.
Continue reading “Moving hard disks – the saga continues”
While the rest of the world goes into the terabyte age, I make a small move for myself … shifting from a 20GB hard disk to a 40GB one. Tried out PGI aka piggy, the cute little GUI installer for Debian. But it doesn’t seem to have an option to use Reiserfs, which is what I want to try out. So its back to one of the netinst CD images, the only problem is that the installer seems to have a 1024-cylinder limit, although LILO itself should not have a problem. So need to repartition, since I didn’t consider that while making the initial partitions!
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