Subject: Making a bootable copy of the disk from a cube 3 running linux kernel 2.2
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chacko <email@example.com>
Date: 01/21/2006 21:39:30
I am new here. If there is a more appropriate place for my question, kindly
direct me that way.
I have one of the very original Cobalt Cube 3 (uninitialized serial number)
running original Linux version 2.2.16C37_III (after 2004.01 security updates).
I would like to know the detailed steps to make a bootable copy of the current
disk to another larger disk (about 40gb, current is only 20gb!) so that I can
rescue my system before the disk fails. After that I want to look into loading
a newer o/s on it. I am not very linux savvy...
BTW, I might use a notebook drive for this (I do have a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter) to
reduce power/noise/reliability(possibly) at the cost of some performance.
Can I do this from the box itself? Or do I need to take the drive to another
linux machine? I see that box has an unsed ide drive slot...