[SATLUG] Partition question
kefoster at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 10:48:42 CDT 2005
Actually if the motherboards are the same chipset XP will most likely work.
You will just have to have all your new drivers available for the new
hardware. If the chipsets are different then yes you will need to reinstall.
On 7/14/05, Travis H. <solinym at gmail.com> wrote:
> You don't need to format it before using dd to copy a FAT image onto it.
> You merely need to create a partition that covers the free space,
> which would appear as e.g. hd1b, and then dd the image onto it.
> However, the new and old XP partitions should be the same size.
> If you can't do that you'll need to use a file copier as opposed to an
> image copier.
> For example, you could copy the files using XP (preferred) or maybe
> tar but that would probably not create all the metadata found on
> filesystems like NTFS. I'm not sure about vfat and whether tar would
> capture all the data or not.
> XP can be picky if you try to use an image on new hardware. If you're
> switching motherboards, forget it, you'll end up having to do a full
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