I have a WD disk drive of 1 Tera Byte capacity with Fedora 14 installed. On it I also have Virtual Box with a Windows XP guest installed.
Now BIOS startup and Fedora is reporting that disk failure is imminent, so I bought another 1 TB hard drive to copy the whole drive.
Now, how can I transfer the whole image to this other hard disk of similar capacity? Both are 1 TB, the original one is failing so instead of fresh install, update and lot more and then finally copy data... somehow I want to image the first hard disk completely to the new drive so that I can wipe out the defective hard drive before sending it away for replacement.
- I tried Norton Ghost 8.3 for disk-to-disk copy, but that failed.
- I tried CloneZilla, with normal, easy user mode with disk-to-disk copy, and that copied the first boot partition (500MB) within a minute despite reporting 12+ hours (as reported in progress bar) to copy 1TB to other drive, but after 7-8 hours it hangs (keyboard Caps Lock and Scroll Lock keys started blinking) and brings up a non-responsive command prompt.
...I am assuming because of failing drive, some part may be corrupt and non-readable, and that's probably where it hangs.
I wondering how I can clone the disk drive? Any help?