clone image fom big hard drive to small hard drive
Posted on 2011-09-12
I have a hard drive that is 120GB big but only uses about 20 GB of data. It is imaged from our corporate office with all the right software we need. I just bought a new 80 GB SSD and I cant seem to clone it with clonezilla, with DIsk Utility (mac) using an NTFS support plug in or any other software. I do get to clone it but when it boots, it gets to a windows boot loader like image and crashes, even if I clone it to a regular non-SSD drive. The only way the image will work is if I copy it to a HD with the same or bigger size. I even used a hardware stand alone cloner. I wanna clone it to fit a 30-40 GB partition so I can install other OS on the other partition. The drive itself seems to have a very small (recovery partitionn) empy space and the windows 7 partition which is actualy and installer (imaged installed that just configuers your hardware but then all your programs and everying from the corporate image are there. It does not load ghost or anything.
Any ideas how I can go about doing this?? I can wait to use my new SSD!