Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:19 AM
Finally... SUCCESS! As suggested, I confirmed that the original drive was running (using a stethoscope). As it was, I had compound problems that were frustrating me... mostly of my own making. I think I was trying to hard to bring everything up at once (Boot the PC and power up both drives). I finally got it through my head that I could (should) power up the drives first, then worry about booting GParted. I could only see the new drive again, as before, so rebooted per ntrance's and RandCFilm's suggestions.... (never did see either drive in POST). Still wasn't seeing the new drive.... Swapped cables on my SATA board... found the new one... problem with jumper settings on the board... got that straightened out and POOF! both magically appeared!
This got me into the actual copy procedure where I ran into the superblock error issue... By this time I was not in the mood to tear things apart and try my 400th graceful shutdown so I used the "xfs_repair -L -r /dev/sd?3 /dev/sd?2" command that ntrance suggested in a post back in March. Worked just fine!
I really appreciate all the help!
Next time it'll go much smoother, I'm sure!