Move System (Boot) Partition

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  1. tommyz

    tommyz Registered Member

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    If I move the boot/system partition on windows to another harddisk, will DiskDirector change the registry (DiskID) and the boot.ini file ?

    TIA, TommyZ
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Can you define what you mean by move?

    Are your moving (or copying) the partition to another partition on the same drive, another internal drive, a new replacement drive, etc.?

    What OS are you talking about (I assume XP)?

    As far as I know, DD doesn't change the Disk ID or the boot.ini file.

    By moving the OS partition, what are you trying to accomplish? By knowing the desired outcome, it may help in providing more accurate information and/or instructions.
     
  3. tommyz

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    Hi,

    move in the sense of copy and delete original partition.

    I want to boot from a new (Raid5) array, so I will move from IDE to another drive. OS is WinXP.

    I know that each partition gets some ID in the registry, and usually you have to load the copied registry and tweak some entry.

    But maybe DD does it for me.
    TommyZ
     
  4. MudCrab

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    That sounds like you're looking to clone your drive. With DD you can copy partitions. You may want to consider using TI or another program designed for cloning or imaging.

    If you use DD to copy your IDE drive's partition to the RAID5 setup, you'll most likely still need to set the MBR. Do you have a standard XP CD? If so, after you copy the partition (probably best done when booted to the DD CD), you'll need to remove the IDE drive, set the RAID as the boot drive, boot the XP CD, enter the Recovery Console and fix the mbr by running the fixmbr command.

    You should also note that you may need to do a repair install of XP or add your RAID drivers to get the "copy" to boot into Windows.

    DD won't make any registry changes (however, you shouldn't need to make any).
     
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