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How to create an image of my ubuntu 12.10

Hi last week I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop and Today I have my system more or less configure as I like. I would like to know how can I create an image of the system that can use to install ...
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How can I clone a hard disk to a smaller SSD?

I have a hard drive in my laptop with a windows and an ubuntu partition. I got an SSD to replace my hard drive, but it has a slightly lower capacity. I've already partitioned the SSD to the sizes I ...
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SD card clone using dd command

I am trying to clone SD card which may contain number of partitions, some of them Ubuntu cannot recognize. Generally, I want to clone the whole volume, not only some partition. So, I mount SD card and ...
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Cloning a dual boot system from HDD to SSD

I'm planning on replacing my laptop's HDD with a 256GB SSD, but I have a dual-boot (12.04 and Windows 7) setup and I'd like to be able to directly migrate Ubuntu over without having to reinstall and ...
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How to clone two hard drives into one

Lately when running SMART tests of my hard drives above shows many errors I read a good number of sectors so I decided to buy a new one. The problem is I do not want to have to reinstall my operating ...
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When Cloning Linux Systems

Assuming you want to use the same OS type on each computer (Ex: Intel x32 bit), is it possible to clone one linux file system of one computer (IE the entire OS) to another computer's hard drive that ...
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Backup programs and user data from an old hdd to a new installation on ssd

I have a Ubuntu system on my old hdd, which is connected via usb to this system, and a sdd is built into my notebook. At the moment I am running an Ubuntu system from a usb stick. I have tried to ...
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Possibility to encrypt files to only be used on the current PC

Is it possible to do the following: Allow user to access anything on PC Encrypt information in a way that it can only be accessed from that particular PC. If user tries to clone/dd/gpart copy the ...
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How to duplicate a tab in Firefox?

Is it possible to clone/duplicate tab in Firefox? Basicaly, the other new tab should contain the same history of the tab I'm trying to clone.
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How to disable clone display mode on Ubuntu login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force Multiple Monitors correct resolutions for LightDM? I'm using Toshiba Satellite L750-20C laptop as primary display (screen resolution 1366x768) and AOC ...
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How to clone my Lucid (10.04) + root as an image for further re-installation?

How to clone my OS + it's root as an image (without size limitation) and then for example writing it on a dual layered DVD? I used Remastersys but it issues the size of the output image and then ...
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Strategy Need to Migrate larger SATA drive to smaller SSD?

My current 12.04 install is on a 750GiB SATA drive and I would like to smaller 480GiB SSD. I only have about 250GiB in use right now, along with an 8 GiB swap partition. I regularly use Clonezilla, ...
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Clone 320GB Hardrive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a disk image and restore from it later? Backup : Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Can i clone 320gb hardrive with Ubuntu installed onto a 8gb PenDrive. I have ...
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Is it worth it to change from Ext4 to Ext3 in order to use Partimage?

I am looking for a partition imaging program, like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image, that will run on the PC (not from live-cd or USB) and can save the image onto a separate partition. I am brand ...
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Installing/Cloning from Ubuntu Installed and Running on USB to HD

I installed Ubuntu on to a USB and everything's running perfectly thus far. I can use it to boot into my desktop as well as laptops. The question I have:- I would like to use the Ubuntu on the USB ...
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Can no longer boot win7 after win7/ubuntu partition cloning to another drive. Any idea?

I recently changed the drive of my laptor, from 500G HDD to 256 SSD. I did the cloning using gparted for reducing and copying all partitions from HHD to SSD. After which I reinstalled grub on the new ...
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Differences between cloning an installation and doing a fresh installation

From what an end user might experience, what are the differences between cloning to a new PC/Laptop an already installed, configured and updated system or doing a fresh installation assuming that the ...
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Clonning a Dual boot HDD

I have a laptop with 320 Gb HDD running Win7/Fedora 16. This is what I wanna do. clone the 320 Gb HDD to a 500 Gb HDD, keep the windows partition as it is, wipe out fedora 16 and install ubuntu 12.04 ...
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'Cloning' Ubuntu to my other PC?

I searched here and see mention of Clonezilla and Remastersys - but nothing I found answered my question completely, so I ask: My home PC is just a generic one, and now that I changed it to Ubuntu I ...
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Can I create a bootable external HD from an existing Ubuntu installation?

I know how to do a fresh installation on an external (USB) HDD and make it bootable but I'd like to avoid configuring it and installing all the apps and tweaks. Can I just make the drive bootable ...
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How to copy a bootable NTFS partition from one physical hard drive to another with Ubuntu?

I have a USB flash drive with Ubuntu 11.10 installed that I would like to use for the following task: I have a hard drive with 4 partitions. The second one is formatted with NTFS and contains a fully ...
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How do i make my existing ubuntu in a bootable installation CD? I tried remastersys but fails with 11.10

I need to install 10 PC which has identical setup and hardware. So i was trying remastersys but its failing. How can i resolve this or use something else to achieve this? Updating the remastersys.log ...
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Clone an initial Ubuntu 11.10 installation for different users

I have a question and hope you guys would be able to help me out. I am going to make an fresh Ubuntu 11.10 installation. While installing, I would create the user "chris". Afterwards I would ...
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How can I know how long `dd` cloning will take?

I have to dd a couple of 1TB hard drives. They are taking several hours to clone and I was wondering if there was any way possible of knowing how fast they are going, how much they have done and how ...
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Ext4 suitable Partition backup tool?

I just tried partimage , it doesn't have a EXT4 support officially , all my partition was displayed as ext3fs , and my LVM volume are named as dm-X. So i'm wondering if there's another workable ...
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Anyway to make a liveCD from my current installation?

Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd. What I'm aiming for is something like PCLOS's makelivecd so I can have ...
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How to backup my Ubuntu, so that i can clone the same setup to another PC?

How can i make a boot-able CD of my existing Ubuntu including all the modifications i did?. So, that i can use that CD to my another same new PC to start quickly all setup done. Follow up: $ sudo ...
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Virtualize a Linux physical server

I have an old proxy server uname -a: Linux proxy 2.6.18-6-686 SMP etc etc I think it's Debian (I have apt-get). I've read an interesting article to achieve the virtualization result: ...
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Gzip time to decompress?

I wanted to backup my entire server, which is hosted. So I used dd and gzip to make the file smaller. The disk was 500GB, but with less than 5% used. I managed to dd the whole partition into a 200 ...
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How to copy an Ubuntu install from one laptop to another

I am going to change my machine: from a laptop with Ubuntu to another laptop where I am going to install Ubuntu... I am quite happy with the current system, what I am afraid of is having to rebuild ...
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“Failed to set DisplayPort power” - Dual Head freezes OS

Problem No picture appears on the second, externally, connected monitor. All used to work perfectly until a week ago or so. I always used nvidia-settings + TwinView/Clone to clone my laptops view, ...
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How do I best clone an existing dual boot hhd to a new, larger hhd? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I can clone or ghost my system drive to restore it to a bigger HD? I have a 160GB hhd running Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows XP, with the following partition ...
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How do I change from Clone to Xinerama mode in Kubuntu? [closed]

I have an ATI Radeon HD 5700 with 2 monitors. In Windows 7 I can use both screens fine (I mean like having a single monitor). I have also installed Kubuntu, but when I log in, the monitors are ...
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Possible to format/create partitions with Clonezilla?

I am wondering if its possible to create/format/resize partitions with clonezilla?
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Set up grub2 on cloned Ubuntu installation

With an Ubuntu Live Disc, I have copied my Ubuntu 10.04 installation to a new harddisk (with the same hardware). However, it doesn't boot, since I think I still need to set up grub for this new ...
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Creating an install of Ubuntu to clone

I work on a team with several other developers. We all have similar hardware and we all run at least the same base development software. We are wishing to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 doing a clean ...
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Are there any “traps” in cloning a VirtualBox VM for concurrent use on the same Host/LAN?

With Ubuntu as the Host, I want to run two similar/identical(?) instances of a VirtualBox Guest on the same Host, or perhaps on another Host which is on the same LAN... I have set up a Guest as a ...
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Cloning (mirroring) laptop display to area of external monitor display

I'm using Maverick "10.10" Meercat on a HP Pavilion tx2110. This machine has an NVidia Go6150 graphics card, and sports a 1280x800 display. I have an external monitor which can do 1280x1024 ...
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How to clone a hard drive to an image that I can open later?

I need to make a (preferably) mountable image of an 80GB Hdd, and store it on another hard drive. Is there some way that I can do this without losing data? Thanks for the answers I've received so ...
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Applications disappear from Gnome Panel after cloning to machines with the same hardware

I have cloned Ubuntu installation to multiple machines by following this guide. The cloning works well. But if there are some custom installed apps in the originally installed machine, after cloning ...
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How can I can clone or ghost my system drive to restore it to a bigger HD?

How can I can clone or ghost my Ubuntu System drive to restore it to a bigger HD? Something like Norton Ghost does with NTFS or FAT on Windows.
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Best way to clone an installation (copying to identical hardware) [closed]

Kind-of like this question but slightly different (I think), in that I have 6 identical Acer Aspire Revo R3610 machines. One is (almost) configured to my requirements - when I'm done preparing it I'd ...