ghosting laptop hd
I just got my adapter to put my laptop hard drive into my desktop so that I can create a ghost image of it and then create a second partition on the laptop hd. The laptop has a 6gig hd with only 1 ntfs partition and w2k os. The desktop has w98se and is described in my sig.
This is how I propose to ackomplish this:
1. Install the hd from the laptop into the desktop as a second slave hd.
2. Use Norton ghost to create an image of the laptop hd on a partition of the desktop.
3. Re-partition the laptop hd to have both a ntfs and a fat32 partition.
4. Using ghost, I will re-install the ghosted image to the ntfs partition of the laptop hd.
1. Will there be any conflicts with the laptop hd in the desktop because its only partition will be set active as it comes out of the laptop even though it will be set as the slave?
2. When I re-install(ghost back) the original image to a smaller partition (still will be larger than the space presently used) will the w2k OS have any problems recognizing the new second partition?
3. I should be able to use gdisk to repartition the laptop drive. Does anyone see any problems that I might encounter doing this?
4. By making the second partition fat32, will I later be able to backup the 1st partition of the laptop hard drive to the fat32 partition I will be creating?
I am doing this so that I will have a good backup of the laptop as well as creating the second partition on the laptop.
If anyone sees any problems that I will encounter, I would sure appreciate some advice to help me ackomplish this task.
System: Gigabyte GA-81915-G mobo, 2.93Ghz Intel celeron CPU, 1024 Ram, 160 + 250 gig hds, dvdrw, dvdr, fdd, XP pro SP2 os.
Laptop: IBM Thinkpad A31, dvd-cdrw, 1.6Ghz P4 cpu, 768 ram, 30 + 80 gig hds, XP pro SP2 os