Subject: Making a bootable copy of the disk from a cube 3 running linux kernel 2.2
To: None <>
From: Chacko <>
List: port-cobalt
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...