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Old 17th December 2011, 11:50 AM
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Moving Fedora 16 to new HDD

Before anyone asks yes I have googled and all the guides are old - don't work well for lvm.

I've recently come across from slackware which does not use lvm or grub. Therefore I'm kind of confused.

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I have a 750gb disk with three partitions (default Fedora 16 install) of..

/dev/sda1 1mb --bios-grub
/dev/sda2 ext4 /boot 500mb
/dev/sda3 lvm2 698gb

The sda3 has two volumes one for root (50gb) and one for home (650~gb).

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My new disk is 110Gb (SSD). I will have to cut the root partition to 20gb and the home to whatever is left.

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What is the process?

Thanks!
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Old 17th December 2011, 12:28 PM
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Re: Moving Fedora 16 to new HDD

My first hint would be, install without LVM ^^
Or as some Admin here once said, LVM is a wonderfull solution to a problem that didnt exists.

If you KNOW (and are sure about) that you will only boot 1 OS, i'd make the /boot (NOT BIOS boot, that remains 1 mb) like 256 mb, i'd add for each distro/os the same value. (eg: 4 distro boot = 1gb /boot).

So:
1 mb bios gpt
256 mb /boot
20gb /root
* /home

An important command for grub 2:
Code:
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
In case you've installed more than 1 distro.

OIther than that, i dont get what you mean by "what is the process".
Hth, greets
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Old 17th December 2011, 01:05 PM
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Re: Moving Fedora 16 to new HDD

The simplicity of slack & lilo can't be ignored, was just too easy to recover and move stuff.

I gave up, installed the new hdd and am reinstalling. I'll use a USB to connect the old drive. I haven't lost anything but this method has got a horrible Windows smell about it.

Dumped LVM, never wanted it anyway.
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Old 17th December 2011, 01:29 PM
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Re: Moving Fedora 16 to new HDD

Well, to get you better started:
Grub 1.99 : http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html

Personaly, i have a storage partition, with a similiar structure of /home, from where i symlink to the actual -distro specific- /home/$USER dirs.
That partition is always mounted at the same point, easy to set so during any installation method, so all i have to do, is browse to the script that sets up the new distro-de and symlinks all important folders, relog to apply changes and done

If you're interested in that, i'll post it
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