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    Upgrading hard drive and ram in pangolin value?

    I have a Pangolin value(purchased in march 2008 ). I have 320gb SATA hard drive on order. What do I have to do to change out the hard drive? Will I void the warranty?

    I also want to clone my current hard drive over to the new 320gb HD. I have an enclosure for the hard drive. Also is it possible to expand my root partition and not destroy other data?

    How do you go about removing ram and adding larger capacity sticks? Will that also void the warranty?
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    Re: Upgrading hard drive and ram in pangolin value?

    Check with System76 about the warranty (but at the very least you should be able to add certified/approved memory without voiding it)

    You could use Gparted or clozezilla. But dd is simpler (takes longer though cuz it copies even unused space)

    Cloning an entire hard disk:

    dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb conv=notrunc,noerror

    In this example, sda is the source. sdb is the target. Do not reverse the intended source and target. Surprisingly many people do. notrunc means to not truncate. noerror means to keep going if there is an error. Normally dd stops at any error. if you have a question about a hard drive on whether or not it works, you can try to use it as the source drive for the dd command. You should get an error if it is not working. target drives need to be really messed up to give an error in dd.
    (you'll have to boot from a live cd to run it since the partitions cannot be mounted)
    Also is it possible to expand my root partition and not destroy other data?
    yes, with gparted
    Last edited by logos34; June 27th, 2008 at 04:12 AM.

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    Re: Upgrading hard drive and ram in pangolin value?

    It will not void your warranty to upgrade your RAM and HD, as long as they are within the specifications of your computer.
    To err is human, to forgive is very ... dog-like.

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    Re: Upgrading hard drive and ram in pangolin value?

    I am just about done dd'ing all my sda1 and sda3 to the new disc. I made sure to make a 2.5gb swap file.

    Will I have to fix my grub? I have my root and swap drives on an extended partition. The root drive is sdb 6 and swap is sbd5. home drive is sdb 2.
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    Re: Upgrading hard drive and ram in pangolin value?

    Well something got messed on the drive when I dd'ed it. I cannot mount it. It gives me the error sign with no message.

    This is becoming a pain for me. I am just going to install HH on the drive and then figure out how to install the system 76 driver.
    Desktop:ECS nForce4M -A, AMD x2 +4800, 2gb DDR2 800, BFG 8500gt, WD 320gb, M-audio Audiophile 192 Ubuntu 7.10
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