I need some answers. Please read through the whole thing before you post one, though.
I currently have a 40gig hard drive. Pathetic, I know, but it came with the 'puter.
I am looking at getting a larger drive, somewhere between 160 and 250gigs. So here's the part that I need answers about.
I want to tranfer all of my programs, data, and files from the smaller drive to the larger drive... but not Windows
. Oh, I know that I am going to reinstall Microsloth's pride and joy when I have finished all of this
, but I don't want to copy it over to the new drive.
I need to know what the best software for the job would be. Oh, and it has to be free or it doesn't get used
. Also, I don't want to just make a 40gig partion that is a copy of the original drive.
I also need to know what would be my best (free
) bet for partioning the new drive if I need to, as well as repationing the old one into divisions of 20, 10, and 10gig, respectively, in order to place Windows on the 20, and two flavors of Linux on the others. I plan on leaving the new drive whole, but need to know what to partion it with if I have to.
Also, would I have to have my Windows disk available to add the new drive to the confuser? I have heard this before, but I have not seen any hard data about the fact. I figured that Windows would see and incorporate the new drive on boot-up, but I have been known to be wrong before. Oh, and while we're on the subject, I am planning on adding another hard drive to a Windows98 box... would I have to have a Windows98 disk for it, or not?
OK, I think I covered everything. If not, I'll add more later. Anyway, let's get some answers rolling...