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Best way to clone an installation (copying to identical hardware)

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 ...
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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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Cloning Ubuntu 13.10

I have 200 windows 7 laptops that were just delivered. I have a test laptop that I have setup with ubuntu. What is the best way to clone the new laptops to exactly match the identical ubuntu ( setup ...
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How to make a pendrive snapshot

I am building a NAS server with Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an old laptop and am very happy with it. The OS is installed on a 8Gb pendrive (the swap partition and grub are also installed on it). I did a ...
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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Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd.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 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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Copy system to another computer [duplicate]

Remastersys apparently let you do this? It's gone now. I have a development machine, and I'd like to basically clone it, and install it on a laptop, so I don't have to reinstall everything. Is that ...
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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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System backup with dd to external hdd

I want to backup my whole system. I am wondering if the dd command is a good choice for that. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb For example: /dev/sda is my system partition (partition is on a ssd if that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Making configuration backup

I'm new in Ubuntu but I really like it. I re-install it a lot of times past few days trying to change the system the way I like. Is there a way that I could make an ISO with the configurations I ...
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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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monitor switches out of clone mode to dual monitors when logging in.

on my laptop, the login screen clones the video onto the second display (this is what I want it to do), then after logging in it switches to two desktops. I have Nvidia settings to clone. on second ...
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Cloning and partitioning

I am trying to turn some partitions into extended so that I can install windows as I am trying to learn asp.net (as I cannot exceed 4 primary partitions). I am thinking of: --> Cloning /home and / ...
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Is there a free trusted vmware image with Ubuntu preinstalled?

Since the vmware virtual machine drivers are pretty standard I don't see any technical reason for a preinstalled image not to be portable. Although the above situation is obvious, I didn't find any ...
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Clone Ubuntu with openssh-server, Still asking for password

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine with ssh installed. (Ubuntu 12 with GUI) I clone it and renew the clone IP address. I want that the Master can have ssh to the clone without asking password. I had ...
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Clone an Ubuntu machine with software RAID

I need to migrate my dedicated server to a new one: Both server are hosted remotely, I've no access to physical machines, only root ssh The old server is running Ubuntu server 13.10, ...
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Make a snapshot of Ubuntu for future installs

When we install Ubuntu, we get a lot of softwares pre-installed. Just like this, is it possible for me to install Ubuntu, then install all my required softwares and packages, setup my desktop and ...
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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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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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Cloning an encrypted hard disk to a different computer

I'm using 12.10 with full-disk encryption. Can I clone my full-encrypted hard disk from an old laptop and write it, as-is, to a new laptop and expect everything to work correctly right away? If there ...
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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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How to Clone Ubuntu installed on USB stick onto PC HDD?

I'we allready have a USB stick with Ubuntu installed. I'm running ubuntu from the USB stick so that I can bring it with me and plug it into different computers and boot my allready tweaked and ...
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Cloning Ubuntu installation without needing a Grub2 reinstall?

Is there any software out there that would allow a Ubuntu Hard Drive to be cloned without needing to reinstall grub after installation?
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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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Clone Unity Dock for All Users?

I've spent 3 days trying to figure out how to clone the Unity dock from my firstuser profile in Ubuntu 12.04 to all of the other profiles I'm hoping to create. I've read where the /etc/skel folder ...
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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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How To clone harddisk for moving Ubuntu to a new machine?

I am moving my Ubuntu box to a new hardware and for that i must clone the entire harddisk to a new one. I have read about clonezilla and dd but i am unsure how to use them. I could also hook up both ...
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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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Mouse and keyboard cloning software

is there a software available that can "mirror" keyboard and mouse inputs to multiple windows? Like I have a "master"-window in which I click and write and the input from there gets send to several ...
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Cloned over /dev entry for Linux Partition. How do I recover?

I have a dual boot Windows and Lubuntu I was cloning a USB stick and accidentally set it to clone over my Lubuntu partition rather than onto another stuck (duh...). A few seconds into doing this, ...
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How do I clone EDK 2 to avail of the CorebootPkg

Well, I had successfully compiled EDK2 as per the UEFI/EDK2-Ubuntu guide. It got me a bit well versed in EDK 2 Build environments, building OVMF images and so on.Since my intentions were in the ...
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Cloning a remote virtual Server

I rented a virtual server running Ubuntu. To test changes to my configuration I'd like to be able to try them on a local machine. So basically I'd like to create a clone of the virtual server (I don't ...
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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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Is it possible to clone a machine by “restoring” the backup of the existing machine to the new machine? [duplicate]

I am wondering if the following is possible and exactly how I should go about it: I have machine 'A' (dual core i5 2.3 GHz) with Ubuntu 12.04LTS installed and configured just the way I like it. I ...
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Is it safe to clone the current used disk

I have a hard drive I am using and I need to clone it, but I can not turn the computer off to take the HDD out. I want to know how safe it is to clone a disk that is being used at the moment it is ...
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Clone Ubuntu on USB to a larger USB stick?

I have an old, unbranded 2GB USB with 10.10 that is running a Samba server connected to a RAID array (basically a makeshift NAS.) As most people do, I started running out of space with the various ...
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Install ubuntu packages to other machine? [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with all the packages. I am finished with it, everything is up and running. Now i want to install Ubuntu on my desktop but don't want to download all the ...
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How to clone Ubuntu 13.04 and boot - “mbr error 1 press any key to boot from floppy”

I need to clone Ubuntu 13.04 that was previously tuned to 50 identical computers. I've tried to clone from source disk to another using Acronis True Image or Clonezilla. It seems that all partitions ...
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Create image from older to newer

I have an older hp-540 laptop and bought a new dell-inspiration-14r. Now I want to create a complete image of my older into the new one.Is this possible? if possible than how? I have ubuntu 12.04 in ...
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Script/tool to clone a ubuntu server

I have installed and configured a ubuntu server (installing additional packages and making modifications to some configuration files). Now I would like to install an almost identical system, which ...
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Can I clone my existing Ubuntu 12.10 and install to USB

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed from scratch. It is set up the way I would want to have it also for my Laptop and work Laptop. But rather than actually installing the OS again two more times, I want ...
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Clone encrypted HDD to smaller drive

For my work Laptop I use full HDD encryption and I need to upgrade my 500GB HDD to a 250 SSD drive, my HDD has only around 100GB of data and is created via encrypted LVM. GParted does not support ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.