I want to migrate my Windows 7 to an SSD. The SSD is 80G, and the system is installed on a 500G partition, most of which is used. So, I can't just clone the partition.
I have an Ubuntu LiveCD, and I want to copy the system files using that, then run Windows Restore from the installation disk to make the SSD bootable.
I'm concerned about copying two things: file permissions and NTFS symlinks. Does the NTFS driver in Linux handle them correctly, so I can just copy the files over? Or should I use a special utility for that?
UPD: 'just copying files' chokes on some 'special file' in