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I have restored my Ubuntu partition into a new disk with clonezilla. During the restoring, there is a disclaimer that suggest the editing of the fstab and grub file. Unfortunately I have no idea on how to configure them. Any help is very appreciated! Please keep it simple as I am a beginner.

  • Don't worry it will work just fine! Those configuration changes might be necessary if you are restoring your files on different computers - like cloning your machine on a classroom set -- See Clone(Zilla) for cloning PC's fast – Ken Mollerup Dec 28 '17 at 17:16
  • The Ubuntu I restored into a new disk does not boot tho :/ – Alessio_110 Dec 28 '17 at 17:21
  • Did you take the image of the whole disk, or only of your Ubuntu partition? It seems that you are missing the boot sector on your new disk! – Ken Mollerup Dec 30 '17 at 14:53
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Although this is a partial answer, I will provide the solution I have found. I figured that I messed up in creating the image as I did not include the boot partition. What I finally did was to back up my /home partition through rsync; wipe out all Partitions; Fresh install Ubuntu; rsync back my /home partition and fix any errors (probably related to the .xAuthority file) through Live repair Ubuntu solution keeping the data restored. I didn't backup a whole image of my OS but now since I have created a dedicated partition for my /home sector I'll be fine at least for the majority of the personal files I keep and plug-ins installed.

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