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How to clone to a smaller harddisk?

How to clone a harddisk to a smaller sized one. Clonezilla is great but it doesn't support such functionality. Also dd and PartImage don't support this demand. rsync will not copy the MBR since an ...
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is 'dd' command taking too long?

I set up dd to clone a smaller system 40.00GB hard drive (/dev/sda) to a new bigger 111.00GB one connected via a USB reader (dev/sdb) and Its been going for two hours now. The activity meter on the ...
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Recover external drive after faulty clone

I was trying to restore my formatted D partition using testdisk by following the first answer in this Q&A In one of the steps I was supposed to clone my D drive to an external HDD and did so ...
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Systemback Live Image

I just used Systemback utility to create a live image of my 14.04 installation. I added the "include user data files" option. Now, my installation is over 100Gb, but the generated image was just ...
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Clonezilla and Alignment

I have to move my 14.04 system from my old SSD onto a new one. Having decided to use Clonezilla, I went for direct disk-to-image: this would have had the bootloader (grub) cloned as well, allowing to ...
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Unable to login after dd clone

I have a test system with two 80GB drives: /dev/sda has Windows7 installed on it and /dev/sdb has Ubuntu 14.04. I imaged the Ubuntu drive to a third USB HDD using dd if=/dev/sdb ...
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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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Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd.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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What is the best way to clone a disk?

My guess is that dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 will work out well for me. I have some concerns though: What is the ideal bs size? Is it advisable to use a live cd? I simply don't want to ...
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Cloning with DD command

How can I backup a partition (not the whole disk) to another partition on an external hard-disk using DD? I achieved this with the following command: sudo dd if=/dev/sda6 of=/dev/sdb3 bs=1M ...
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Why do I get a “clone: Operation not permitted” after upgrade to 14.04

A call in some C executable tries to to clone(..., CLONE_NEWNS | CLONE_VM | SIGCHLD, ...), which apparently needs privileged access, is giving a "clone: Operation not permitted", since upgrading to ...
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How to make an iso image for the current installed ubuntu?

I usually install Ubuntu 12.10 beside windows on the same machine, and sometimes I have a problem with windows 7 so I have to reinstall it and then reinstall Ubuntu. When that happens I need to ...
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problem with using git using private key

sorry if this question seems so easy but I'm new with UBUNTU and I still couldn't figure that out. I've been given a private key with password to clone and install a software from a repository using ...
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terminal is not connected to the internet [closed]

I am trying to clone a repository for "gazebo" using the following commands hg clone https://kuntal_das@bitbucket.org/kuntal_das/gazebo_models hg clone ssh://hg@bitbucket.org/kuntal_das/gazebo_models ...
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Unkown partitions after cloning HDD

I cloned my 500 GB traditional HDD to a new 512 GB SSD yesterday using ddrescue from a Ubuntu live CD. First, I wrote the whole HDD in a file on another external hard disk and then used this file to ...
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How to I copy bootable USB flash drive to larger drive?

I've tired a number of things to get this to work and I'm missing something. I ran out of space on my 8gb bootable flash drive. I'm running 12.04 server. The drive has sda1 (primary 4gb), sda2 ...
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Cloning a Git Repo from a Windows Dropbox Server

I've set up a git repo on my Windows desktop successfully, but I'm having a little difficulty cloning the repo onto my Ubuntu laptop. I use TortoiseGit on my Windows desktop, but I want to start ...
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What is the difference between “Cloned MAC address” in “Edit Connection” GUI and ifconfig command?

I found that there are at least two methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or Ethernet) tab ...
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SD card cloning using the dd command

I am trying to clone an SD card which may contain a number of partitions, some of which Ubuntu cannot recognize. Generally, I want to clone the whole volume, not only some partition. So, I mount the ...
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GZip of drive image created by using `dd` command

I created yesterday a drive image using GZip. I opened the 51.3 GiB file named ssd.img.gz to see one icon thats a package of 3.9 GiB, yes, thats THree point Nine Gigabytes in size and has the name of ...
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Clone a disk to a zip file in 14.10 [duplicate]

I have asked a couple of times on how to go about this cloning of a drive, I have been advised to use dd or cat but neither work, well dd worked but not as expected. The command I used was: dd ...
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Problem with referencing a drive with spaces in its label

the problem... My external HDD on a USB port is listed as device /dev/sdc with partition 1 of that drive /dev/sdc1 mounted on /media/mark/Seagate Expansion Drive. The problem is the spaces, I can't ...
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Copy an image of a disk to an external drive

As far as my last copying experience went, basically it didn't happen. I have tried the onboard GUI tools to create a disk image. I am not bothered about errors, I just need to make a copy of that ...
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Cloning Ubuntu 14.10 installations

I need to use a range of Cloud VPS providers to run servers across the world. The first batch of providers is Vultr, DigitalOcean and DimensionData. Each of them offer the ability to create ...
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Making an exact copy of a drive with 14.10 on it to a larger drive

I am currently running out of an 8GB SD Card, I need to copy the drive to a 16GB SD Card. dd from my research clones the partitions and the boot sector, etc. The 8GB drive is encrypted, how do I ...
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How to install Git GUI on my local machine that runs on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS on my local machine. I want to setup/install Git GUI on this machine. Then I'm having one repository at GitLab that I need to make clone of on my machine, then I ...
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Clone desktop ubuntu on a pendrive to run on another machine

i would like to clone my desktop ubuntu onto a pendrive that could be installed onto another machine with all my settings and files. Is it possible? Thanks.
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Cloning XBox360 with dd

I see a couple of tutorials here on using dd, but I wanted to ask to make 100% sure. Can I clone my XBox360 hdd over to a larger hdd using dd? I just dont want to lose my current data thats there. ...
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Can not clone lxc container with lvm backingstore after ubuntu update

Command lxc-clone -s -K -M -H -o debian7 -n debian7-bak Result lxc_container: bdev.c: mount_unknown_fs: 209 failed to determine fs type for '/dev/vg/debian7' lxc_container: bdev.c: detect_fs: 320 ...
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Restore Disc for Windows Before Switching to Ubuntu [closed]

I have been trying to get my laptop to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu for hours and hours. No matter what I do there is just something else wrong. I want to just wipe Windows off my computer entirely ...
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Clonezilla virtualbox setup

I've set up a virtual Ubuntu desktop in virtualbox, and I was wondering how I can use Clonezilla (or software like it) to clone it as an iso to install onto multiple desktops.
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Moving Ubuntu and Windows from seperate drives to single drive [duplicate]

I currently have three hard drives in my machine that I dual-boot: - 1TB for data - 80GB win 7 - 240GB Ubuntu (only using less than half) I just got a new 256GB SSD, and I'd like to end up with both ...
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Struggling with server restore

I am new to Ubuntu after a long time of putting it off. Over the past few months I have gone from a complete novice to running my own home server with nginx and php-fpm and my website is working ...
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Two-fold problem with nvidia (high cpu usage) & nouveau (blank external monitor)

I am facing two different problems with the nvidia & nouveau drivers. With the nvidia driver, all seem to work just fine.... except one thing: cpu usage gets pretty high, especially when scrolling ...
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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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Gnome-maps clone issue

I am quiet new to Ubuntu. I am trying to clone gnome-maps and its throwing the following message. Please help me out. Requested 'gio-2.0 >= 2.39.3' but version of GIO is 2.24.1 Requested 'gjs-1.0 ...
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gnome tweak tool clone error

Have issue in cloning gnome tweak tool. I am getting the below error. cp: cannot create regular file `m4/intltool.m4': No such file or directory intltoolize: cannot copy ...
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How to do a dual boot of two Ubuntu operating systems?

This problem is little bit different than other similar ones. I have a clone image of Ubuntu production system and plan to propagate it to two different partitions (e.g., /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2). How ...
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Moving ubunutu to bigger hard drive

Hi I have cloned my current ubutun installation onto a bigger hard drive using clonezilla but the amount of freespace is still the same as before So i did some searching and found out that I have ...
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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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Rename a loadbalancer from its cloned drive Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have 2 LVS load balancers and cloned the drive of one. The 2nd system is developing drive failure. What are the steps to rename the cloned system to replace the failing machine? In other words: LB1 ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on external disks from an active workstation?

I am running Ubuntu on my workstation and have connected three blank drives to it. I would like to install three copies of Ubuntu onto the blank drives while continuing to work in my operating system. ...
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recover data on external drive

I lost all my data on an external hard driven and need help getting it back. I first installed ubuntu 12.04 64bit in dual boot along side windows 7 64,then I updated and installed all the programs ...
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Cloning vs imaging in ubuntu

Currently I am working on Ubuntu system. Now I have to create a backup on the other hard drive, such that I can replicate/install my whole system on the another system. So I have following drives. ...
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Clone User Profile with Encrypted Home Folder

I'd like to clone my user profile on my local machine. I'd like to do so, just to keep all the preferences and not to have to redefine all of them manually. I've tried this, but when I login, it will ...
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How to clone a user profile on the same computer?

Does anyone have a sure-fire way to make a new profile identical to another profile on the same computer? I have to put that in bold because it seems every time I search online the only thing that ...
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How to do a full clone of a VM?

Environment: Host machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Guest machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Virtualization system: VirtualBox last version. How can I perform a full clone of my VM ?
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Backing up a HDD using dd

I'm trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 8 on my laptop, but the install disc did not recognize Windows, so I'll have to do a custom install, which is something I've never done, and I want ...
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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 ...