Re: Strategy for Disk Cloning / Upgrade
Posted: 04-08-2004, 12:02 PM
I'm tempted to write a book (eventually) if I can't find one!
Is there no guidance that is available?
"Fred Marshall" <fmarshallx@remove_the_x.acm.org> wrote in message
> I'm working to upgrade a system to a larger HD - with the objective ofas
> keeping the XP system intact. The HD now has:
> Two CD drives
> One HD with:
> C: active bootable primary partition with DOS on it. This partition has
> boot.ini and ntldr
> D: was one a CDROM drive
> E: a logical bootable drive with the primary XP system on it
> F: a writable DVD/CD drive
> G: a primary bootable drive with a small XP install (I had to add this
> because DiskImage7 was damaged and unfixable otherwise on the primary XP
> etc. This was added recently.
> With the earlier attempts of doing the copy, the CDs now show up as F:
> (writable) and J: (CDROM) and there is no D:. Probably not important.
> Here is my plan which seems to have flaws:
> A) The existing drive is master on an IDE controller. Add the new drive
> 1) Copy C: onto the new drive as primary, active, bootable and copy the
> 2) Copy E: onto the new drive as logical, bootable, don't copy the MBR.old
> 3) Copy G: onto the new drive as primary bootable, don't copy the MBR.
> [the selection of primary and logical only because that's what's on the
> B) Remove the old hard drive and connect the new one as master on the same
> Some tries I could get one of the XPs to boot but not both - and, I think
> never the main XP on E:
> Of course I want the the partition drive letters to be the same as in the
> beginning. I can use Disk Manager in XP assuming things get that far.
> A curious thing: in boot.ini, the os partitions show up as E: being the
> and G: being the 2nd. Is this because the primary partitions areenumerated
> first, followed by the logical partitions? That's all I can think of.