I took the disk drive out of my Lenovo T430 and replaced it with a 1Tb SSD. I'd like to migrate my Windows 7/Ubuntu installation from the 500Gb HDD to the SSD and use the HDD for storage.
I have a 1TB external drive that I'm currently using to run my Apache server (in Ubuntu). If there is a way to resize the partition to 500Gb, I could use it to backup my laptop's HDD while I transfer to the SSD.
Here are the results of
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0141a52b Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 3074047 1536000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 3074048 837507071 417216512 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 939907072 976771071 18432000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 837509118 939907071 51198977 5 Extended Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sda5 837509120 932136959 47313920 83 Linux /dev/sda6 932139008 939907071 3884032 82 Linux swap / Solaris Disk /dev/sdb: 960.2 GB, 960197124096 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 116737 cylinders, total 1875385008 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000d16a4 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 63 937502047 468750992+ 83 Linux /dev/sdb2 937502048 1875385007 468941480 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
I already split the SSD into a 500gb partition for Windows and a 500GB partition for Ubuntu, but this is easy to change or redo if I need to.
I also have a 32GB flash drive that I can maybe use as a recovery disk? All the other questions I've read on this topic had to use some kind of Windows recovery disk, but since my laptop came with Windows 7 preinstalled, I'm not sure where to get this.