If you're upgrading your xubuntu installation to a larger HDD, and wish to keep the same configuration and apps, use
Clonezilla to clone the current small HDD to the larger HDD, then use
gparted to resize your partitions to accommodate the extra unallocated space on the larger HDD.
Here's a partial template that I use when instructing users how to use
gparted to edit the partitions. A gparted screenshot of the current disk structure would be required to complete the individual steps...
Make sure that you have a good backup of your important Ubuntu files, as this procedure can corrupt or loose data.
Keep these things in mind:
always start the entire procedure with issuing a
swapoff on any mounted swap partitions, and end the entire procedure with issuing a
swapon on that same swap partition
a move is done by pointing the mouse pointer at the center of a partition and dragging it left/right with the hand cursor
a resize is done by dragging the left/right side of a partition to the left/right with the directional arrow cursor
if any partition can't be moved/resized graphically, you may have to manually enter the specific required numeric data (don't do this unless I instruct you to)
you begin any move/resize by right-clicking on the partition in the lower pane of the main window, and selecting the desired action from the popup menu, then finishing that action in the new move/resize window
Do the following...
Note: if the procedure doesn't work exactly as I outline, STOP immediately and DO NOT continue.
- boot to a Ubuntu Live DVD/USB
- more to come...