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John D
18-10-2008, 09:20 PM
I have a new Seagate 500gig HDD installed on my PC.
What I want to do is to clone the old 80 gig (also Seagate) HDD to a partition on the new HDD,

I have Seagates own software DiskWizard which does a great job of partitioning the new HDD but I then I can't clone to it without wipeing the partitions.
Or I can have a nicely cloned 500 gig drive which I can't partition.

Is there a work around this, Im sure I have used old Seagate DiskWizard software without this short coming.

Or have I missed something using this.

Work around and or any new method of achieving what I want will be appreciated.

Cheers John.

beama
18-10-2008, 09:28 PM
clone your disk then use gpart to partition it.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

John D
19-10-2008, 07:20 AM
clone your disk then use gpart to partition it.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
Sorry I have neglected to mention I run Windows XP.

pctek
19-10-2008, 07:51 AM
I'd use Ghost or Paragon or one of those imaging programs, allows you to clone partitions.......

gary67
19-10-2008, 08:05 AM
Acronis will do it too but as Beama said Gparted is free and will do it easily

CI Sue
19-10-2008, 09:09 AM
Sorry I have neglected to mention I run Windows XP.

The partitioning is done from a Live CD, not from within Windows, so it does not matter what operating system you use.

beama
19-10-2008, 09:33 AM
Sorry I have neglected to mention I run Windows XP.

gpart comes as (download as iso) live cd independant of os and free

opps snap

John D
22-10-2008, 07:34 PM
gpart comes as (download as iso) live cd independant of os and free

opps snap

Had a little bit of a learning curve about subject but all is good now .

Thanks to all for input on this.

Cheers.

Krisby5
23-10-2008, 01:27 AM
I used Seagate DiscWizard (http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/discwizard) to take a image of my Seagate hard drive,complete with a partition of vista and it worked perfectly.

I didn't notice the post above, bout time I went to bed me thinks :sleep