For the sake of new users who are routinely instructed to research the
list archives prior to asking a question, please explain the following
Karl Larsen wrote:
1. The destination partition MUST be at least a byte larger than the
source partition where the data is coming from. This is essential!
Why must the destination partition be larger than the source partition?
It is my understanding that the ideal situation is for both partitions
to be the same size.
4. If you are making a copy of an entire working Fedora system make
sure you change all the entries in /etc/grub.conf and /etc/fstab files
to the new partitions of the copy before you try to run it.
This needs to be elaborated upon. Both "grub.conf" and "fstab" are
critical files that may cause severe problems if misconfigured. Since
this is a new thread, you must assume a reader is unaware of the changes
you are referencing.
Is it really wise to copy a mounted partition with a live file system?
What if the file system is being written to during the copy? The advice
to use a live CD (given in one of the other myriad threads on this
topic) seems more prudent.
6. Always run dd in the source computer.
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