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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 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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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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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 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 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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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Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd.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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Possible to format/create partitions with Clonezilla?

I am wondering if its possible to create/format/resize partitions with clonezilla?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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'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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...