On Tue, 2012-11-27 at 11:30 +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
On Tue, 27 Nov 2012, Jason White <jason@jasonjgw.net> wrote:
> 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.

Hi All,

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 another partition.

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"?


Andrew Greig