On Tue, 2012-11-27 at 11:30 +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
On Tue, 27 Nov 2012, Jason White
It's a little more work than copying the
drives themselves, but it only
copies actual files and you don't have to reboot the system to be copied.
File modes and ownership are preserved by the -a option to rsync.
Also use --numeric-ids for that sort of thing.
Well the CloneZilla idea worked ... sort of.
I have a working WinXP in sda1 and a working Mandriva install in sda5
(swap) and sda6 (everything else). The partition table cannot be read
but GRUB works. I still have 60Gb of emty space which I would like to
turn into a /home directory and move the home based files across, but
the partition table is corrupted (something about a missing "magic
number") and the Mandriva partitioning tool will not allow me to add
Everything works but it is faulty. my / partition is only 20Gb so
figure how long that will last.
The source machine, however, is still in good shape.
What do I do about the missing "magic number"?