Ubuntu :: Way To Copy A Partition

Aug 19, 2011

Is there anyway to copy a drive that has a working Ubuntu OS such as on sda1 and put it on sda 7 or 8 of the same hard drive
What I want to copy is my first of 4 primary partitions sda1 and put it on a logical drive on my extended drive and be able to boot from them
My hard drive has 2 15 gig primary partitions set up for ubuntu and kubuntu on sda1 and sda2. sda3 is a 2gig swap, while the last partition sda4 is extended it has several 15 gig logical partitions for more ubuntus

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Ubuntu :: Can Copy Laptop Partition To External HD Partition That Is Bigger?

Feb 27, 2010

I can take apart my computer and fix a problem and then re-install the partitions. Hopefully I won't have to re-install, but I want to make backups just in case

-HP laptop with a windows (NTFS) and an Ubuntu (ext3) partition ~ 500GB total
-Iomega 1TB external hard drive partitioned into a 500GB NTFS storage, 250GH BLANK ext3 Linux Backup, and 250GB BLANK NTFS Windows Backup.

I want to copy my windows and linux to their respective 250GB spaces on the External HD.

1.) Can you direct me to places on the net that describes this in detail?
2.) Can I copy a partition while running that partition?
3.) Will copying C:/ in windows over to the external HD copy entire partition?
4.) Can I copy a Laptop partition to a external HD partition that is bigger?
5.) Do I have to use partition manager software or can I do this from terminal/cmd prompt?

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Most simple guides recommend use of dd to copy the whole partition byte by byte.

I'm moving to the new drive because I don't have enough space on the old drive, so I don't want to simply clone the partition. Instead I need the destination partition to be bigger. Would dd work well in that case?

Assuming that I use same partition types on the new drive, would I be able to use simple cp with appropriate settings?

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Aug 20, 2009

I'm a linux user for some time now and most stuff I can figure out myself. Though, this one drives me crazy and I did not find any information on the internet.I have a partition, say, Code: /dev/sda1 , which is 128MB big. When I copy it using Code: dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/home/me/backup_sda1.img , the resulting file is 134MB big. Now my problem is that I want to copy that partition as-is to a CF card, which does not work because the image is bigger than the partition on the CF card.Why does dd create bigger files? Shouldn't it be exactly same sized like the source?

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Dec 10, 2010

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May 7, 2011

I am running ubuntu 10.10 on a drive with 3 partitions. 1 windows and 2 ubuntu partitions.

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I have this version working the way I like it and have tried 11.04 and am holding of for now. Still the fact remains that my working copy is on a partition that is really too small I only have 2 gig free space on a drive that is a 500gig.

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Jul 17, 2010

I spend the vast majority of my time in Ubuntu, but every so often I still encounter the odd errand that requires a free copy of Windows that came with my hardware.

So I have Windows 7 on my laptop which I like slightly better than XP and a whole lot better than Vista. I am not in there a lot besides that its required for a web design class and sometimes for a few stubborn games, but I would very much like to copy my Windows 7 partition to a 100gb partition on my TB HDD.

How do I do it? Keep in mind, I am barely two tiers above noob on a scale of 1 to 20. I am working on it though.

I also want this partition to be bootable. I dont care if I lose the rest of the data on the disk. I want to redo everything anyway. I definitely want it to boot though, not just for the data to exist.

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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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I just installed a new HD on my system with multiple HD's already. I have a drive with two versions of Ubuntu & would like to copy the complete drive to the new drive along with all the contents & partitions of the Ubuntu drive.

1 - Could I partition the new drive & just copy the contents using rsync?

2 -If I copy all the contents over could I just reinstall Grub & edit fstab & be good to go?

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1: My main partition is formatted as ext4, and when I try copy back any (video .iso !) file that is larger than 4.1 gb I get a memory error and so only copies the file incomplete up to 4.1 gb. I know this problem under windows FAT vs NTSF but I have read that ext4 was beyond this... So what did I do wrong? Is the solution to switch the ext4 to ext3 and can this be done without loss of installed programs or files.

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3: my internal micophone is not working in Skype but it does with Sound-Recorder...I connected external mic and this works, but with lots of disturbance. Also the voice sound from telephone calls sound is not as should be.

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I need to add more space to a Ubuntu install, however it's on the right and has no space to add. My plan is to copy it to the empty space on the left and remove the original in order to use the rest of the space that used to be windows. I'm not to smart about partitions however I believe this is the way to do it?

The problem is when I attempt to copy the roughly 10gig partition into the 68ish gig space I get an error telling me that there isn't enough room. Not really sure what the issue here is, I took some screen shots of it to possibly help. I couldn't save the error message because I was on the live cd so I took a pic of that as well. Having troubles attaching images to this post so I'll just upload and add the urls for now....


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Sep 4, 2009

i've been getting into problems trying to move around my partitions, by copying them to a directory on a partitions with alot of extra space, then mounting then with --bind. i think it's todo with the permissions, like i can run gdm for the gui but i can't login.startx doesn't work though, gives me some errors but i don't know alot about x windows. but like the partitions are mounted, but just the system doesn't work properly with them this way?this is my method

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then in fstab
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Jul 11, 2011

i am putting a larger drive in my laptop, i have linux mint 10 KDE setup with all the software i need and running just the way i like it. is it possible to actually copy the entire partition to a external drive then place the partition back into my laptop with the new drive in it, and still have it all setup the way i had it?

basically so i dont have to reinstall everything and set it up again.if this is possible could you please explain how i can do it in the simpliest terms at all please.

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Feb 3, 2010

I recently installed Jaunty in my departmental machine which is having 70 GB harddisk and 512 MB RAM. Before installing I partitioned the Hard disk by using Gparted of Live CD into Four compartments namely

1. Primary partition of 30 GB of file type ext3
2. Extended partition of 39 GB which I divided again into two logical Partition of 20 GB and 19 GB. Labelled it as D and E
3. 1 GB of swap partition

I installed the Jaunty in primary partition, gave the mount point as /The problem is I am not able to copy or save file in the extended partition namely D and E

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A friend of mine has a 1st generation iPod touch, and wants to switch completely to linux, but is concerned how the songs currently on his iPod will be handled when he switches. He has many songs that are only on the iPod; he has purchased them from the iTunes store directly on the device, not through iTunes on his computer.

When he syncs his iPod with Banshee, will Banshee merely copy the songs onto his linux partition? Is there any chance that Banshee will remove the songs from his iPod? He obviously dosen't want to lose any of his music. A slightly lesser concern as well... will Banshee be able to play these protected files?

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Mar 17, 2011

i have been a user of ubuntu 10.4 for the past year them the partiton crashed and then i recovered and got a new machine then got ubuntu 10.10, Iam VERY HAPPY USING UBUNTU,,,AND BIG THANK U TO ALL WHO ARE CONNECTED

NOW THE PROBLEM i have a copy paste problem of my video files from downloads folder to the other partiton and the error says INPUT/OUTPUT error, now after googling an awful lot as per my searching skills,,,i havent received any any answer that solved my problem,,,i am helpless pls help me solve this

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Prior to making a fresh install of 10.04, I made a back up of all my documents by copying them to a NTFS partition. I did this my selecting files in File Browser, then right clicking and selecting the Copy command.

When I came to move the files back after the fresh install, I was mortified to find that all the file modification dates had changed to the date I copied them! I've lost all the original file dates, which was the principal way I sorted my files. I guess there's no way of getting it back? It seems that Linux does not store File Creation dates either so I'm stuffed.

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I think I basically need to know whether it's possible to copy a partition whilst converting inode size, or if I need to create a new partition and copy the contents.

To give you the back story..

I have a system with 1 SSD and a raid array of 4 physical disks. One of the raid disks died, so I swapped it out, only to find the system wouldn't boot (had no bootloader?). I fired up a live session, and tried grub-install, but get an error like "The file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly". Looking into it, it looks like the problem discussed here which is basically something to do with the partition having an inode size of 256 instead of 128.

Taking a step back for a moment.. I can't really remember installing this system, but is it possible I partitioned the SSD to ext4, with a default inode size of 256, then when the installer tried to install grub, it basically refused to install it on the SSD, so offered to install it on one of the raid disks, which happens to be the disk that died? So until now, unbeknown to me, the bootloader has been on one of my raid disks, while the root (bootable?) partition is on the SSD. That's my best guess as to what's gone wrong anyway..

Anyhow, currently this system has the SSD with the small bootable partition with an inode size of 256. As luck would have it, the new raid disk is sitting there not doing anything yet, so I have the space needed to copy that partition or it's contents onto the new raid disk.

So the question is, can I convert the inode size whilst copying the partition? Or do I need to just clone the partition, then create a new one with the correct inode size, then copy the contents of the old partition to the new one? In the latter case, is there any hidden secret sauce that won't be copied with `cp -R` or so? I mean, if I just create a partition with the correct inode size, and flag it bootable, then `cp -R` from the old partition to this new one, will it be functionally the same? or is there something special I need to do because this is the root OS partition?

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Jan 6, 2011

I recently installed Linux to run a few Linux based tools on a disk images I have, and I can't seem to copy the disk image over to my ext3 partition.

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At this point it has been running for more than 12 hours. This is far longer than I would expect it to take had I been copying the file under Windows. How ever I do not have much experience with Linux, so if it's supose to take this long please let me know. I am planning on letting it run until I wake up tomorrow.

"cp -v" hasn't been very verbose at all. The only sign I have that indicates the computer is still trying to do something is the HDD light on my chasis that has stayed lit this whole time.

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I've tried Unetbootin but that only copies a few megabytes of files - the rest of the image data in the ISO is ignored.

I have verified the ISO is valid and working with VirtualBox. It's MD5 hash is also as expected. But I need to boot at the real bios not an emulated one.

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