Paul Smith wrote: > I have just bought a new hard disk. Could someone please tell me how > can I create a clone of my F7 partition in the new hard disk? Other people have suggested using dd. I strongly advise against this. I would use "cp -a" or rsync. I think the word "clone" is slightly misleading. Presumably you want a copy which works in the same way as the original. For that it is better to use "cp -a", and give the partition a new label, with e2label, to avoid confusion.