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How to clone Ubuntu 16.04 partition from triple booted HDD to SSD? [duplicate]

Just got a new SSD. It's a Samsung EVO 750 (120 GB). It's MBR. I have 3 operating systems in my HDD (1 TB) which is GPT (and has a loooot of partitions). One is the pre-installed Windows that came ...
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how to reinstall ubuntu on its own disk? [duplicate]

I currently have dual boot on one SSD disk (on two separate partitions, windows 10 + ubuntu 16). I am planning to buy a second SSD and re-install ubuntu on the new SSD. What is the recommended ...
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How do I clone Ubuntu and Kali Linux (dual boot) from an old internal HDD to a new internal HDD without losing any data? [duplicate]

I have bought a new internal HDD hard drive as the previous one is old enough now I use Ubuntu and Kali Linux in dual boot and I have done a lot of customization and don't want to do that again with ...
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How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)

I installed Windows 7, which ate Ubuntu's boot file. When starting up the computer, it now goes straight to Windows, without giving me the option of booting Ubuntu. How can I get Ubuntu back?
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How can I change/convert a Ubuntu MBR drive to a GPT, and make Ubuntu boot from EFI?

I recently have upgraded my PC, my new Motherboard (ASUS M5A99X EVO) uses UEFi instead of the regular MBR option. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 installation that I did when I had my previous hardware (MSI MS ...
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How to move Ubuntu to an SSD

My current situation is: One hard disk Dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. Partitions: 100MB Windows System thingy 144GB Main Windows 160GB Ubuntu 4GB Swap 12GB System Restore stuff Now I want to ...
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Which tool to backup an ext4 partition?

I'm searching for a tool to backup a whole ext4 partition to an image. I tried the latest version of mondo, which is not working. What are good alternatives?
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Backup/clone live to a new partition which can be booted

Ubuntu 18.04 came out April 26, 2018 and I want to try it to upgrade my programs and convert my data but don't want to commit if there are bugs. I've shrunk Windows from 410 GB to 385 GB, rebooted ...
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Does the UEFI partition either "MUST" or "SHOULD" be first for some reason? If so why?

In a non-English Ubuntu-it.org wiki page it's stated that the UEFI partition MUST be always placed at the start of the disk. This is not the case in the English Ubuntu Community Help Wiki page. So ...
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Is it possible to convert LVM filesystem back to normal?

My filesystem setup is an LVM setup. I'm wanting to try installing ElementaryOS Luna Beta 1 on its own partition, but unfortunately it doesn't support LVM yet. Is there any easy way to do this?
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How to change UUID in the /boot/grub/grub.cfg

I am asking how to change uuid in /boot/grub/grub.cfg, so that grub can load OS on a specified partition. I have two disks: SSD /dev/sda1 with uuid d7f0cf11-3edf-4859-b65a-3b5bc60ea7b9 HDD /dev/...
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How to change PARTUUID?

I have a server with two disks of the same size: /dev/sdb1 1922728752 1613465788 211570908 89% /export/home /dev/sdc1 1922728752 831068620 993968076 46% /store During reboot first of ...
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Ubuntu is booting very slowly after dual boot with Kali

When I was using only Ubuntu 15.10, the boot time was very fast, it was about 15-20 seconds. Recently I installed Kali-Linux rolling edition along side Ubuntu 15.10. Afterwards the boot time of ...
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Could not stat the resume device file

I've copied one disk content to another disk and now when system boots I get this: resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0 resume: Could not stat the resume device file '/dev/sda6' please type in full path ...
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Is grub needed when copying Ubuntu to a new drive

I have a machine with one drive, and 2 OSs installed in 2 partitions, one windows and one Ubuntu 16.04. Grub is installed. I just got a new physical drive. After I assemble it in the machine, I would ...
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