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I've got a 10 GB ext3 partition, a ~512 MB linux-swap partition, and a 45.4 GB NTFS partition. I have GRUB doing my bootloading.

I'm looking to clone it all to a new 160 GB hard drive I got today and then expand my NTFS partition to the top (presumably with GParted). I have Clonezilla - will this work well for getting everything across, including GRUB?

Also to note - I have a 160 GB drive in an enclosure that I can remove it from - it's my backup drive of sorts and I have around 60 GB free on it.

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Great. Thanks Molly. Can I get a recommendation (anybody) as to whether I should image the drive and then copy from the image to the new drive or just put the new drive in my enclosure, boot Clonzilla Live and copy across? – Nathaniel Oct 30 '09 at 21:43
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I have Clonezilla - will this work well for getting everything across, including GRUB?

in a word, yes.

edit: you can create a drive image and then restore the image to the new drive or clone the drive directly. the effect is the same, no difference, none whatsoever. :)

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Thanks. I just added a comment to the question about whether I should image or copy directly. If you got info on that, that would also make me happy. =) – Nathaniel Oct 30 '09 at 21:44
I cloned and restored to my new WD Scorpio Blue 160 last night. Sweet barbecue sauce, that thing is fast (compared to my old drive). Everything went pretty smooth. Thanks. – Nathaniel Nov 1 '09 at 23:41
well done ... :) – Molly7244 Nov 2 '09 at 1:12

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