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ok, the first pause is where you hit enter to get teh ball rolling

The next step is where you enter the keyboard type

41 for us

enter
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the next several things you see will be drivers loading and autconfiguration, until you reach

root@sysresccd /root %

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partimage
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you know...I think this might be a bit tricky to walk you through online....

Let's go the slightly longer way, but I think ultimately safer way...I just don't want leave you in a lurch


OK?
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Sorry, I am just getting nervous trying to walk you through a linux imaging process

Let's do the following....

Remove the secondary 160gb drive and insert the new drive--make sure it is FOR NOW set as a slave.

Download hd clone free from here

http://www.miray.de/...at.hdclone.html

Follow the instructions here

http://www.pcstats.c...leid=418&page=8

When the clone is complete, remove the 20 gb drive, and set the new 160 gb drive as a master. Leave the old 160 out for now

Reboot.

Does the system come up?
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well thanks i will have to get back to this in a bit ill let you know how it goes
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extract to directory whats this exactly?
extracted to c: and error dont think im extracting properly
wow maybe i shouldnt do this myself
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Or maybe you should use some more friendly software

My sense is that linux and the DOS command line are not your bag.

The real crime here is that if you had a different harddrive, there are free tools provided by the manufacturer to do this for you. Maxtor and Western Digital make free clone software, but it is hardcoded for their drives.

The EASIEST tool is another piece of software called trueimage, but it will set you back $30

With this software, you install the second drive as a slave and load the program. Everything is done in windows, nice and simple, including making the image and resizing the image.

Then you press go, and walk away, the machine reboots, it drops into a linux shell with a script, images and resizes your drive, then reboots.

Then you turn off the machine, swap the drive, and start and when it starts up, a left over script rewrites the masterbootrecord and then boots into windows

It is very easy, and flawless in execution.

There is even a 15-day trial here:
http://www.acronis.c...load/trueimage/

I wonder if the trial software will actually let you make an image? It might be worth trying out....
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I thought you would have to pay for it, otherwise I would have suggested it earlier, but if you could use it for a one time thing, man that would solve all your troubles
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looking into it know
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it seems the only limitations to the free trial are the fifteen day period
gonna try it thanks again
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I'd try it to if I had a second drive laying around to test it out on....would appreciate feedback for the future, because the free tools we have are limited....

I need to get myself a digital camera so I can make a tutorial on this if that does not work
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yeah going to try it well see
tutorial would be helpful ill let you know tonight
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ok im back it seems that maybe the secondary drive was the bad one
took out the old 160 and put in the new one
now im not get getting the hard drive error that i have been getting everytime for the last few days should i continue and copy the 20g over to the new hd and switch it master and the other 160 to slave and see if it comes back or is this a waste of time
thanks again
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another thing the new 160 hasnt been detected yet

edit: this is when i think i had the cables opposite and the jumpers correct not sure

Edited by johnsoncolleena, 18 February 2006 - 10:25 PM.

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ok have the new drive in what i assume is master looks just like the old 20g but more space
now i have the other 160g in as secondary but its not showing up in my computer dut is showing in device manager and i ran troubleshoot says its ok but i think its empty not sure

any help please
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