Am I doing this right? The process isn't very verbose
I am upgrading my HDD, I have a larger external drive I want inside my macbook.
I want to copy the contents and partitions of my internal mac HDD to another hdd which is currently plugged in via USB (it will be my new internal)
At first I had tried to partition the external drive with disk utility and then only dd certain partitions over, but dd wouldn't let me dd if/dev/disk0s2 which is my main system drive, it gave me
resource busy error. So instead I did
dd if=/dev/disk0 of=/dev/disk1 of the entire disk and its been going at it for an hour.
It went ahead and erased the partition structure I set up on my external, which is probably OKAY if it does not try to allocate one gigantic partition over the extra unpartitioned space. (The external is much larger than the disk I am cloning from.)
The process isn't very verbose and I can't see what is going on. I wanted to do this by booting to a live cd but I couldn't get this to work on this machine.