Lately when running SMART tests of my hard drives above shows many errors I read a good number of sectors so I decided to buy a new one. The problem is I do not want to have to reinstall my operating system from 0 (Windows and Linux) So, how ow to clone two 80GB hard drives (one with windows and One With Lubuntu) into one of 250gb?
You can always use LiveCD, create partitions on the new hard drive and copy each partition.
another option is to use a tool such as ghost and copy the entire partition.
at the end you have to run fix boot tools -
in windows - fixmbr and fixboot.
in linux - grub-install and update-grub.
you have to make sure both MBR and boot sector of each OS partition are modified.
I would use windows tools and then linux tools because i prefer GRUB boot loader.
found another option - Clonezilla (although i haven't used it):