Need help cloning smaller HD to larger HD
Posted on 2009-05-02
I am having difficulty cloning a 40 Gb hard drive with two partitions to a 320 Gb drive. I can successfully clone them, but have not been able to expand the partition size to utilize the entire drive. In my efforts I have deleted the second partition, and attempted to expand the primary partition. I used qparted for this, and the task completed successfully. When I pop the drive back into the Xp box (ntfs) that it came from the drive shows up in the bios as 320Gb, and shows the same in disk manager. However, on the upper window of disk manager it show that drive C is 20 Gb, with 1.7Gb of space left. It shows the same in "My Computer". If I remove the drive and boot to a linux live cd, gparted shows a single partition of 300+Gb.
The original drive has the following partition info:
1 start 32.2kB end 21.3kB size 21.5GB type primary fs ntfs flags boot
2 start 21.5GB end 40GB size 18.5GB extended flags lba
3 start 21.5GB end 40GB size 18.5Gb logical file ntfs
What I want to do is extend partition 1 to 290-300Gb, and move partition 2 to the end of the drive. I am fine with deleting partition 2 if that has to be.
I need instructions and recommended tools for this, preferably low cost or open source.
In the end I want Windows XP to see maximum capacity, which I believe is 300Gb.