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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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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 an Ubuntu system using the package manager?

I would like some way to exactly duplicate what is installed on one Ubuntu system, onto another, regardless of the target system's state, using the package manager. This includes: installing the same ...
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how to clone HDD to USB flash

I want to upgrade to new ubuntu 14.04 I want to make clone as a backup before upgrading. I can't use normal backup, because after installing e4rat to 13.10 it will not boot anymore and while running ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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True Image Alternative

Is there any alternative to Acronis True Image which supports ext4/btrfs and has the same capabilities? I want: compression partition/disk level and also file level backup and restore image ...
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How to make a bootable backup of my 14.04 computer

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running the GNOME shell and i want to know how to make a full backup of my os and files and settings. I cannot use remastersys and i have tried clonezilla but keep getting errors. ...
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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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Syncing dm-crypted drives?

I have 2 usb sticks, 8GB each: usb1 = /dev/sdb usb2 = /dev/sdc usb1 is a full dm-crypted drive and I am currently using usb2 as a backup, just incase usb1 fails. I am cloning usb1 to usb2 using ...
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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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Clonezilla vs. FOG on Ubuntu

I am hopeful that someone in this community will be able to help me. I am stumbling my way through my first experience with any form of Linux computing. Since 2003 I have used Windows and Symantec's ...
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install grub after copy ubuntu

i need to install grub on a new hard drive. i have a 1tb hard drive with linux mint on it. i also have a dual boot 40gb hard drive with windows xp and ubuntu 12.04lts with grub to chose an os. i ...
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How to properly clone both root and user information with proper permissions?

I have been looking for a backup software for my Ubuntu boxes that works with the similar ease of EaseUs backup software for windows. I would like to be able to back up both user info and root info. ...
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Cloning with DD command

How can I back-up a partition (not the whole disk) to another partition on an external hard-disk using DD? I achived this with the following command: sudo dd if=/dev/sda6 of=/dev/sdb3 bs=1M ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...