|I have a Dell Inspiron e1505(laptop). I have two 2.5" hard drives. One of them has Linux and the has Windows XP. My linux hard drive is a 250GB HD and my Windows HD is only 120GB. I wanted to move my Windows install complete with recovery partitions everything over to the 250GB HD.|
So I wiped the 250GB HD and then booted into a Linux environment that I setup on a USB stick. I then used the following command:
"dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdc"
That then cloned my windows HD onto the bigger one. After it finished, I booted into my new windows environment in my 250GB HD and noticed that the hard drive now was only 120GB and no longer 250GB. I checked using windows' partition manager, fdisk, and Gparted. They all said that the hard drive was 120GB.