Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Upgrade Laptop Hard Drive

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Beans
    1

    Upgrade Laptop Hard Drive

    I have Ubuntu 7.10 running great on my laptop with a 10GB drive. I now have a 30GB drive I want to install to replace the 10GB. I used Clonezilla and it copied all the files and the system worked great except it made the 30GB the same size as the 10GB and I can't access the remaining disk space. My question is number one, is there a way I can use Clonezilla and still access the extra disk space? Someone said something about using .tar files to upgrade but I can't find the instructions of how they said to do that. The only OS on the drive is Ubuntu.

    Thanks in advance for any help....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Spain
    Beans
    326
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Upgrade Laptop Hard Drive

    Check with gparted if your partition have more than 10 Gb.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Beans
    1,148

    Re: Upgrade Laptop Hard Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by linux-amt View Post
    I have Ubuntu 7.10 running great on my laptop with a 10GB drive. I now have a 30GB drive I want to install to replace the 10GB. I used Clonezilla and it copied all the files and the system worked great except it made the 30GB the same size as the 10GB and I can't access the remaining disk space. My question is number one, is there a way I can use Clonezilla and still access the extra disk space? Someone said something about using .tar files to upgrade but I can't find the instructions of how they said to do that. The only OS on the drive is Ubuntu.

    Thanks in advance for any help....
    I just used gparted to shrink a partition and here's what happened. After making a complete backup with this:

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    tar cvpzf /home/barrie/disk/backup-files/bup$(date +%m%d%y).tgz --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/sys --exclude=/home/barrie/disk --exclude=/var/spool/havp /
    I proceeded to boot from the gparted LiveCD and shrink the partition from 180 Gb to 100 Gb. I figured this would take awhile and after 8 hours was beginning to freak out. The keyboard was unresponsive and the HD light was randomly intermittent. Having made a complete backup stored on another drive I went ahead and pulled the plug on the power. My machine did reboot just fine and all is well so I can't tell you how long it might take or even if your results will be similar. Major point being is make a backup

    Barrie
    Last edited by Barriehie; May 26th, 2008 at 03:54 PM. Reason: typo
    Debian Stable
    FluxBox
    Mark Your Thread Solved

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •