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New hard disk, copying data
I want to install a new hard disk in my laptop. The previous hard diss
(traditional winchester) two partition, NetBSD + Windows with the boot
selection menu. I want to install a new SSD disk, just slightly smaller
than the existing netbsd partition. I have this laptop often in bumpy
condition and the current HD seems to fail, so I thought trying SSD
might be interesting.
How can I copy the existing data, to avoid a reinstall? I thought
1) attach the hard disk in an external USB enclosure
2) Partition int
3) Copy the data (how? using tar/untar perhaps?)
4) write the MBR (but how, from the command line? and I don't need the
boot selection anymore, just flat into NetBSD)
Please fill in the voids :) I'm open also to other suggestions
about partitioning then? I was thinking that perhaps a separate swap
partition is less useful on a SSD and a file might be more flexible,
since there is no seek time. A bit of filesystem overhead would remain,
but I can take that, Mac and Windows do it.
Any particular options to set for the filesystem? I read about TRIM, but
do not well how the state is on NetBSD.
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