General :: Cloning A HD Or Partition Onto A Different Hard Drive

Nov 2, 2010

I want to move the entire contents of my backup HD to another HD. I could manually copy everything, but I was hoping to clone the entire backup hard drive. I tried to do it with Gparted, but as far as I can tell, I can't clone between drives, only between partitions on the same drive (I've done that before). So how can I do this in Linux? I think one of my drives came with a cloning utility on a CD, but I'm not sure I still have the CD.

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General :: Move Smaller Hard Drive To Partition On A Larger Hard Drive?

Mar 16, 2010

My parents bought a new hard drive for a laptop that I've owned for several years. It's much larger than the current one, so I plan on splitting it up to dual boot it with Ubuntu.I have no problem with partitioning a drive (I always keep a LiveCD handy), but my question is this: how can I go about moving the existing partition to the new drive? This is a laptop, so I can't simply plug the new drive into another slot.

Also, even if I manage to move it, will Windows still work on the new drive in a larger partition? I've had this laptop for quite a while, and I've lost the recovery discs that came with it a long time ago. I also have a lot of software without CDs to reinstall them with. This makes not reinstalling Windows a high priority.

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Ubuntu :: Ghosting / Cloning From One Hard Drive To Another

Mar 1, 2010

Is there a utility app that will allow 'ghosting' your current Linux harddrive to another. For example, my current drive is 40Gb, I'd like to ghost/clone it to a 320Gb harddrive. Using an app like this saves re-installing the O/S, software, configuration and allows making a disaster-recovery drive.

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General :: Copying A Partition From One Hard Drive To The Same Partition On Another Hard Drive

Mar 23, 2010

I am trying to move a whole bunch of files from one partition on one hard drive to the same partition on another hard drive. Can I mount the same partition (same name, different drives, i.e. /data on /dev/hda1 and /data on /dev/hdb1)and copy those files? Shutdown the server, take out /dev/hda1 and boot up with the new drive and it's /data contents.

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Ubuntu :: Permission Denied (cloning Hard Drive With A Img)

Dec 31, 2010

Code:
user01@ubuntu:~$ sudo gunzip -c /media/xbox/xbox_image.gz | dd of=/dev/sdc
dd: opening `/dev/sdc': Permission denied
[sudo] password for user01:

[Code]....

I'm getting Permission denied even though I'm putting sudo in front of the command but, instead of asking me for a pass word it just says Permission denied "then" it askes for a pass. I enter the pass and it just takes me to the

user01@ubuntu:~$

prompt. I enter the command a second time and it says Permission denied again.

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Fedora :: Cloning A Partition To A Bigger Drive?

Jul 28, 2011

When I first switched from windoze to Fedora I trimed a bit of space off the end of the HDD, formatted it to ext3 and installed Fedora 14 there. I have now completely rebuilt the machine and put a 2TB drive in. My intention was to upgrade to Fedora 15, but after a few weeks trying to get the new gnome to anything resembling useful, I gave up and decided to go back to the reliable 14.

I tried the old drive, and everything worked great, so I though no problem, clone that over to the new drive, and job done, no need to mess about for weeks getting all my settings back. I booted from the old drive with both connected and ran gparted, It sees both drives but won't let me copy the old partition. It complains about 'LMV is not yet supported' I tried booting from a gparted ISO with the same result.

How can I get this sorted? I've got work needing done, I don't have time to start from scratch (*AGAIN*),

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Applications :: Clonezilla - Cloning A Drive To A Partition

Oct 3, 2010

My dad passed away 2 years ago and he had a toshibia laptop, and today I've decided to start using it. I would like to reformat it to Arch Linux from Windows XP.

He has a 80gb hdd with everything on one partition (thats how windows does it). I would like to create another partition (~20gb, and I know how to do this) and have clonezilla clone the main partition and save it to the 20gb partition. This is because you can't clone and save to the same drive unless its partitioned. (I'm saying partition lot).

Anyway my fathers computer is very important to me, and having it remain intact as he left it is very very important to me. I know the easiest and most sarcastic response is to tell me not to use it, but I want to use this computer.

Does anyone have experience with clonezilla? Will it back up the ENTIRE HDD like it says it will, without missing any important documents and files scattered throughout the disc? And when I do finish the cloning, format, and at a later date restore using the image I copied, will it be like I never touched it?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Cloning The Hard Drive - Change The Menu.list?

Jan 13, 2010

Here's what i'm trying to do: i have a 300GB IDE hard drive that has a OpenSuse build. I am trying to replicate this HD so that i can have another box similar to the original one...my second drive is 500GB SATA.

So far, I just ran a 'dd' command to copy the 300GB to 500GB. Now, after having read on internet, i realized i need to change fstab & /boot/grub/menu.lst. specifically, we need to change for ex:/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_7L300S0_L60LCJ0G-part1 to /dev/disk/by-id/sda1 i did use a Ubuntu LiveCD to access the fstab and changed the line as mentioned above. Now, how do i change the menu.lst?? right now, when i try booting up from this HD, i have issues. specifically, i get this error message: could not find /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00

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Ubuntu :: Cloning Root Drive From Large To Small Partition?

Nov 12, 2010

i am running ubuntu 10.10 and windows7 on a asus eee 1015. currently i have two partitions: 80GB for windows (NTFS) and 160Gb for Ubuntu (ext4).

I want to:

- shrink the windows partition (easy, no worries);

- Shrink the ubuntu partition

- join the space thus created in a third partition that i can use for storage, media etc accessible by both windows and ubuntu

The problem:

- i could not manage to get gparted live to run off USB stick (i get the unable to find medium.... error)

- even if i would get gparted to work and i succeed in shrinking the ubuntu partition as well, the two spaces reclaimed will be divided by the ubuntu partition, which means they cannot be joined in a third partition.

so here is what i want to do:

- shrink windows and create a new partition;

- format this new partition as ext4;

- somehow "clone" the data on my current ubuntu root into the new partition;

- format the current root as NTFS and use it as the storage partition

i am aware this may mean i would have to re-set grub etc but would the cloning of the partition be possible? that i would need to clone data from a 160G partition into a 40G partition.

BY THE WAY - forgot to mention that i have tried to load clonezilla off an USB drive and i get the same error: "unable to find medium..."

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General :: Can't Partition Hard Drive ?

Sep 21, 2009

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 9.04 on an HP Compaq dc5000 uT with Windows XP Pro. service pack 3. Downloaded the ISO file and burned a CD with Infra Recorder. The demonstration version works ok as far as I can tell, this is my first try at using any form of Linux. If I can get Ubuntu to work I plan to get rid of Windows completely. I'm stuck at step 4 of the install process, all options in the partition window are dimmed, nothing is clickable.

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General :: Best Ways To Partition Hard Drive?

Nov 13, 2010

What is one of the best ways to partition my hard drive? It's 110GB. I will be installing Fedora with XFCE but I want to also install other linux distro on the same laptop to experiment and I want to have the iso on the hard disk and install them from the hard disk. I'm not sure how many distro I will try but I could remove the ones I don't like.

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General :: Assign Back Hard Drive Partition?

Jun 30, 2010

I am using Asus eee PC model 1001P and I am running ubuntu netbook remix on it. I have a 160 GB hard drive. When I was installing ubuntu I assigned only 50 GB for it, thinking that I will use the remaining partition for windows. But right now after using UNR, I don't want to use windows at all. Is it possible that I can assign the remaining 100 GB unassigned partition back to Ubuntu without reinstalling the whole operating system again?

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General :: Make Incremental Backups On A Separate Partition Of The Same Hard Drive?

Jan 22, 2010

one would have to exclude certain folders / directories but would the backup be possible if the system is up and running in its native "live" state ? Which directories could be excluded ? Does swap need to be turned off ? I would like to make incremental backups on a separate partition of the same hard drive. I will endeavour to backup the MBR/ Partition table using dd.

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General :: Cloning Drive With DD - Progress Indicator?

Jan 20, 2010

I have a Shuttle XPC with 3 drives. /dev/sda is a 320GB SATA drive with a basic installation. Two partitions, a swap and the rest is on /. The other two drives are 1.5TB SATA configured as a software mirror as /dev/md0.

I want to use dd to clone the 320GB boot/OS drive to a 750GB SATA I have at home. Last night I put the 750 in a USB enclosure and at about 6:00 PM fired off: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdd

It's now 7:16 AM and the dd is *STILL* going. Is this unusually long to clone the drive? Is there any way to check the progress or a way to launch dd with a progress indicator?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Can't Properly Partition Both Hard Drives - Simple Way To Create Partition On Drive?

Jun 22, 2011

I installed Redhat Enterprise 3 on one of my servers. In my haste I didn't properly partition both Hard Drives and only properly partitioned one of them. Thus now I have

/dev/sdb1 478711768 137858256 316536328 31% /
/dev/sda1 101089 15346 80524 17% /boot

Where /dev/sda1 is actually a 80 GB hard drive. Is there anyway I can safely and easily repartition the unpartitioned space without causing a huge mess? I have a very important Oracle database on /dev/sdb1 and thus I want to be able to back it up on the second disk. I can create a partition on that drive?

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General :: Cloning Dual Boot Drive Onto Smaller One

May 28, 2010

I've decided that I want to use another, smaller, hard drive for my OS and I'd like to clone /dev/sda onto /dev/sdc. I want it to be an exact clone except my partition for my "/home" will be smaller (since there's not room for it). I was gonna try with dd but I'm not sure if I should build the partition table and use dd-command on one partition at the time? Will this then include GRUB boot loader and will it be working properly?

Do I have to clone the disk completely for it to boot properly? I'm not sure how or where GRUB places itself on disks as you install it. Can I perhaps copy the partitions one by one and then install GRUB from CD afterwards? Should I leave some unallocated space somewhere in between the partitions as I build and clone them?

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General :: Upgrade Internal 2.5" Hard Drive Vs External Usb Hard Drive For An Old Laptop?

Jan 25, 2010

I got a dell inspiron 1501 laptop with a 80Gb sata drive what is the best solution to add data storage space for someone that love to have multiples operating systems at hand Note: I use mostly linux so I won't need to change my laptop for many years maybe ...

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Software :: Cloning Partition To Different Laptop - Invalid Partition Table

Nov 19, 2009

I'm trying to clone a Linux install to a different laptop. It's made a little complicated by two facts:

1) The 'new' laptop I'm trying to copy my Linux installation to is actually older and has a smaller hard drive then the computer I'm copying from

2) The computer I'm copying from has both a windows and Linux installation; I only care about the Linux partition.

I figured I would copy only the Linux partition from my primary computer to the laptop, sense the laptop doesn't have a large enough hard drive to copy everything. So I used the DD commands to copy SDA3 (main Linux partition) from my main computer to SDA2 of my laptop. When I came back a few hours later I was surprise to find my laptop trying to reboot itself (I never turned it off). It would keep starting to reboot, failing, and restarting itself. Not too surprising sense its boot partition wasn't changed so it's trying to boot into centos when I copied a redhat partition to it.

The problem is that when I used a redhat boot disk the rescue mode was unable to find a Linux partition to mount. /dev/sda2 exists, but trying to mount it gets the complaint "No such file or directory". "fdisk -l" lists sda1 (the boot sector) and sda2. Sda2 is the correct size and reports Linux LVM for its system. But "fdisk -l /dev/sda2" gives the error message "Disk /dev/sda2 doesn't contain a valid partition table" Did I not clone the drive correctly, or was an error caused due to the boot sector not being copied yet (the laptops boot sector is smaller then my old computers, so I can't copy from old computer to laptop)? Can I salvage the laptops partition table somehow, or do I have to repeat the cloning process? And if I do have to re-clone my computer can anyone tell me what I did wrong the first time so it works this time? I don't care if I copy just the Linux partition or both windows and Linux. Even though my main computer has a larger hard drive I'm only using about half of its available space so it should be possible to copy both partitions if I could ignore the unused sections of the harddrive.

Edit: I used DD to copy a tiny part of the Linux partition from my laptop so I could look at it. Most of it is illegible binary of course, but I scrolled through till I found some text right near the beginning:

Code:

VolGroup00 {
id="F2MWxh-....-BidcLe"
seqno = 1

[code]....

So it seems that the DD command did copy everything over to the laptop, which is good to know. I noticed that it says device="/dev/sda3" right in the middle of the code I just posted. The Linux section of my original computer was SDA3 but I copied it to partition SDA2 of my laptop. So is the problem because the boot partition is for the wrong device? I don't suppose if I modified that one line to say SDA2 it would be able to load correctly? (Not that I know how I would modify the line, short of using the DD command again).

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Ubuntu :: Cloning To Advanced Format Drive With 4096 Bytes From 512 Byte Drive

Jun 27, 2011

I am getting a new 4kb sector HDD for my laptop, WD scorpio black 750gb, I would like to image existing partitions on 512bytes sector HDD and move them to the new 4kb sector HDD, what's the best way to do this.

present config is as follows:

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

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I am planning to keep the same three partitions as the primary partitions on the new drive and add few more logical partitions. I would have liked to move to GPT but since I need Win 7, I am stuck with MBR partiotion table.

Now, I understand how to partition an Advanced format disk, what I want to know is how to move the existing partitions on the 80 Gb disk to the new disk?

I use Clonezilla to copy partitions but it is not compatible unless both the target and the source disks are already using 4096 sector size.

I can use Acronis True Image WD Edition to clone Win 7 but how do I clone Ubuntu?

Also my Laptop's chipset is limited to SATA 1.5, will it cause any issues, I know the bandwidth is not an issue.

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Ubuntu :: Cloning Bootable Hard Disk

Feb 21, 2011

Recently my had disk crashed. It has taken me over a day to install and setup the drive - time I can't really afford. I'd like to know how I can clone a second as a bootable copy of the main hard drive and update from time to time. Therefore if the main hd fails again, I can simple boot from the second drive.How can I do this? I have two sata drives in the box, running 10.10 desktop.

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Ubuntu :: Cloning Bootable Hard Disk?

Mar 2, 2011

Recently my had disk crashed. It has taken me over a day to install and setup the drive - time I can't really afford.I'd like to know how I can clone a second as a bootable copy of the main hard drive and update from time to time. Therefore if the main hd fails again, I can simple boot from the second drive.

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Ubuntu :: New Hard Drive And Home Partition ?

Oct 30, 2010

I have an existing install of 10.4 on a 320 GB hard drive without home in it's own partition. I have a new 500GB hard drive that I want to install 10.10 on. After installing 10.10 and making /Home on it's own partition can I copy the entire old home folder including the hidden files to the new home partition on the new hard drive so that all of my programs and files are saved. I don't have enough room left on the old hard drive to create and copy home to a new partition. Am I going about this the right way or do I need to rethink and do some kind of backup restore on the new hard drive or some other way. I am trying to accomplish this so that in the future I can install a clean copy of Ubuntu when they are released without losing my current settings and files. I started out with 7.10 but my learning curve is slow.

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Ubuntu :: Transfering A Partition To A New Hard Drive?

Jan 4, 2011

I have just put a new hard drive into my laptop (new drive is dev/sdb) I have formatted the new drive as an ext3 system. On my old hard drive I'm dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu, so my old drive (dev/sda) has several partitions. I am trying to copy ubuntu which is on dev/sda3 (which is itself an "extended" file system composed of sda5 "ext3" and sda6 "linux swap") to dev/sdb. Once copied i intend for the new drive to be an exclusive ubuntu drive and the old drive an exclusive windows 7 drive (by getting rid of dev/sda3 whose content should now be on dev/sdb.) Ubuntu was installed on the old hard drive after windows 7.

I understand the boot loader will be affected although I'm unsure how. I have Gparted installed. I have looked at the man page for the dd command although I don't know how it would work in my particular example. I have also looked at Clonezilla although I don't know if this is appropriate for what I want to do. I have read a few similar threads although I found some of them difficult to follow.

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Ubuntu :: Copy To Partition On Another Hard Drive?

Jan 9, 2011

I want to copy my ubuntu install to a bigger hard drive, and am not quite sure what to do. According to my google searches, I need to run ubuntu from a live cd, then in a partitioning program copy the ubuntu partition to the new one, then resize it. Is that all? Do I need a linuxswap partition on the new hard drive? I have been using kde partition manager to arrange my new partitions. On one hard drive I have the partition I want to install ubuntu on(what type should this be? ext4?) and a partition to share between ubuntu and windows, and then will use my old ubuntu partition for installing windows xp.

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Hardware :: Cant Access Second Hard Drive Partition?

Oct 20, 2010

OK so not long ago i updated my pc to the latest version of Ubuntu, but it ran so slowly that i reinstalled a previous version (9.04). I wasnt too bothered at the time as i had two hard disks in my machine, one which help programs and the os etc (an IDE), the other larger (SATA) one for all my media.

However when i booted up my computer after the reinstall, my second HD was no where to be found. So i tried

mount /dev/sda /media/HD2

And that didnt work, i even tried putting it into the fstab file and that didnt work either. So i had a look at the hard drive details via GParted, and it was telling me it was unallocated. Weird.

So next on the list was testdisk. I ran test disk once using the default option file type of 'Intel' when analysis the disk and it told me there were no partitions - same again when i did a deeper search. I tried analysing the disk again but this time i chose 'None' as the filetype, and this time it came back with a possible partition. But when i tried to view the files on the partition i simply got the following message

Cant open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged

I really would love any help for this problem. Mainly the videos and music are replaceable, BUT the biggest loss would be a lot of personal photos.

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Nov 7, 2010

I just invested nearly 12 hours configuring a CCTV system using CentOS 5.5 Server and Zoneminder. I have it setup just the way I want it. I would like to make a clone image of the drive just in case disaster strikes (lightning strike, failed hard disk, etc). In the Windows PC world, I use a program called Ghost to make a mirror image of a hard disk. I power the computer down, run Ghost to make a block level clone of the drive, then power it back up. Can I assume that will work with CentOS without problem?

In the computer now is a 320GB SATA drive. One partition on it is swap, and the other is ext3. There is no raid setup on the drive. I have an identical 320GB drive I could use and keep it in the computer unplugged from the power and not spinning. That way if anything ever happens, I can power down, move the power and data cable to the new drive and power it back up. Granted, I will lose any new config and database changes, but it will be a lot better than starting back at square 1 and reconfiguring the entire OS and software.

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Debian :: Cloning HDD Partition To SSD

Aug 4, 2011

Recently purchased an SSD drive to replace my existing mechanical drive. My source hard drive is a 750gb and destination SSD is 256gb. My current partition setup on my source drive looks like this:
/home 639 GB, 137GB used
/ 46 GB, 6.4GB used

My destination SSD drive's partition table current looks like this:
/home 238 GB
/ 18 GB

I originally was going to use Clonezilla to do the partition copying but found out that the destination partition must be equal or larger than the source one.

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Aug 10, 2010

I had to change my disc for a bigger one, and i want to transfer all my dataconfigurations, etc to a partition in another disk, a simple ctrl C, ctrl V will do or theres a specific tool that i need? I dont want to download all the updates, programs and go through the hassle of reconfiguring everyhtingmy new disk have windows 7 and i installed a fresh ubuntu on it but i want it to be a clone of my old onePS: i just notice now that grub no longer recognize both win7, the old and the new. What's wrong?

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OpenSUSE :: Creating Large Partition In Hard Drive?

Apr 14, 2010

I am so sorry but this is not for me. I cant make this work. I want to install windows xp back in my pc, i just give up with Linux, I lack the expertise to do anything here.

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Sep 6, 2010

I just added a 2nd SATA drive to my openSuse 11.2 desktop. What do I do now to partition and format? I want to partition some of the new drive for linux, and leave some of it unpartitioned for Windows (I dual boot). I want to leave my existing 1st drive as is. What tool do I use? How do I proceed?

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