I followed the step carefully, and everything looked identical in GParted (except for the size of the new HDD) as posted in the tutorial:http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=167440
The process then started, and I got similar (if not identical) xfsdump and xfsrestore messages returned on the command line as I've seen posted in these threads. The problem is that it seemed to stop at "xfsrestore: restoring non-directory files" -- with the cursor on a blank line (i.e., no command prompt). I gave it about 23 hours, and then gave up. But, then, I wasn't even sure how to "give up." I entered the "umount" commands, but the lines I entered them on were blank, (again, no command prompt). I don't think that entering umount did anything. I typed "exit," but then again, I wasn't at a true command prompt, so that didn't do anything either. I closed down the terminal box (clicked on the window's X box), double clicked on the Exit icon and told GParted to shut down. It accepted the command (I could see that when I closed down the GUI), but it wouldn't shut down.
I know NOTHING about Linux (it scares the cr*p out of me), but I know Windows quite well; and I build my own PCs, so I know something about hardware.
I downloaded an ISO copy of gparted-live-0.5.1-1 and booted from the CD I burned with that. I noted a bunch of errors posted as GParted was loading (again, I know nothing about Linux or GParted), but it seemed to run fine once the GUI came up.
Also, I didn't physically install the SATA drives into my PC, but kept them in their respective external drive housing and connected both by eSATA. GParted didn't seem to have a problem with this and reported them as sda and sdb, just like the instructions said.
So anyway, I guess I should just try the whole process again, unless someone sees something amiss with what I did above. Fortunately, I did no harm and both HDDs still work with my HR20-100; although the new HDD does not have any programming on it from the old drive.
Any thoughts as to what went wrong? How should I kill the Terminal window process should the whole thing hang again?
Also, I think that I should redo the HR20 setup/format of the new drive, since I don't know what may have been copied over to it in the failed attempt. I saw mention in these threads of using the fdisk command -- can I do this from Windows 7, or should I do it in GParted. If I have to do it from GParted, I would need some specific instructions.
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to respond.