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How i can clone repository and adding deb files?

I want to clone some repositoryes for making my own repository like deb http://MYWEBSITE.com/A_FOLDER/ubuntu/ bionic universe And i want some times update with stock Ubuntu 18.04 repository. I not ...
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How to clone and resize a dual-boot SSD from a smaller to a bigger SSD disk?

So, I have this Windows 7/Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot system, tightly fitted on a 120GB SSD. I would like to migrate it to a bigger ~500GB SSD and resize the partitions in order to have more space. The big ...
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How to make and install the image of my own Ubuntu 16.04 installation with Docker on a remote server

I'm going to hire some space on a remote linux workstation equipped with a Geforce GTX 1080 ti because I want to run there this deep learning repository : https://github.com/CMU-Perceptual-Computing-...
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Possible to clone the encrypted disk of a computer that's logged into but locked in sleep mode?

My entire disk is encrypted with luks. If someone steals my laptop while it's on and I've already logged into the system by decrypting the disk with the luks password but my system locked in sleep ...
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Why settings of ubuntu was not restored like before?

So, there is the question: I have done an clone of the root when I considered all things work fine (samba settings was done and sharing working like a charm). Then I tried other settings and things go ...
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Trying to clone my 500GB HDD to a 250GB SSD

I am trying to clone my whole Ubuntu OS to a new SSD. I was following This video. To check to which disk I had to clone, I ran the lsblk command. According to this, It seems that sda is my ...
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Emergency mode - /sbin/sulogin terminated by signal BUS

After cloning a Ubuntu installation from an HDD to an SSD I keep getting these error messages while trying to boot. Could I somehow fix this on the machine itself or by putting the disk into another ...
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How do I clone an Ubuntu system to a new machine? [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu system with a large project, many small projects, and (of course) loads of packages and libraries. If I buy a new computer and want to replicate all of this, how do I do it? I ...
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USB made with Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator doesn't boot

HP Spectre 360x Ubuntu 16.04/Win10 dual boot. Issue #1: USB stick created with Startup Disk Creator does not boot just getting black screen. No errors are reported by the Creator. USB made on other ...
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How to clone an encrypted LVM install in Virtaulbox to ESXI?

I'm trying to clone an Ubuntu server install that I had running on VirtualBox to esxi. I've tried exporting the virtualbox instance as an appliance and importing that into esxi but that didn't work. I'...
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How/where to clone current 18.04 kernel (5.0.0-37-generic), specifically using Git

I am looking to download/clone the source of kernel 5.0.0-37. I am looking to do this exclusively via Git. I know there are other ways to download the source, but I am looking for info on the Git repo ...
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Clonezilla fails to back up

I'm trying to back up USB stick using Clonezilla and I'm getting the following messages: Starting to clone device (/dev/sdf5) to image(.) Reading Super Block extfsclone.c: FS contains a file system ...
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Black screen with white command line cursor when booting from clonned HDD

I clonned the portable ubuntu from my usb stick to my laptop (hdd ~500gb) using a Gparted live usb. Now, when trying to boot from the hdd it only shows the white pointer and nothing else. I ...
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Cloned Ubuntu does not work properly

I cloned my Ubuntu 18.04 installation to an SSD with the program "systemback" and named it Ubuntuclone. I use Ubuntuclone with my MacBook Pro for a separate OS. While my mac is booting I hit the alt ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 guests which cloned by virtualbox have the same ip but different mac address in NAT network

I tried to build a group of Virtual machine in Virtualbox, and connect them with NAT network. The main information shows as below: The Virtualbox version: 6.0.12 The Ubuntu guest version: ubuntu-18....
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Cloning from HDD to SSD [duplicate]

I currently have HDD (500GB) with only 35GB used space. I want to clone the existing HDD to a new empty SSD (256GB). What's the easiest way to do that??
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Upgrading from hdd to ssd [duplicate]

i would like to clone my whole hdd (750gb - only 200gb with any data) contaning ubuntu and all data to ssd (500gb) and replace those drives so it works a bit faster. It there a easy way to do it with ...
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How to clone Ubuntu server via .iso for bootable usb? [duplicate]

I am trying to clone whole Ubuntu system(server) to another. It can be done via backing up hard disk. But, Can it possible to make iso for making a clone to make bootable usb?
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Cloned(Clonezilla) a Dual Boot of Windows+Ubuntu but now GRUB Boots Ubuntu on wrong Drive

I cloned Dual Boot of Windows+Ubuntu to another larger drive but now GRUB boots Ubuntu on the wrong drive. When I choose to boot to windows, it boots just fine on the proper drive but that's not the ...
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Installing a Samsung 850 Evo SSD and migrating old HDD to SSD

I am entirely new to Linux and don't know the jargon. I have an old 32-bit Acer, with 2GB RAM and 120 GB Hard Drive. I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and it runs. I want to transfer this to a Samsung ...
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Create a boot disk to automatically clone HDDs

Is it possible with Linux to make a lightweight, bootable USB/ISO that simply clones one disk to another? I want the process to be automated so it just boots up and runs "dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb ...
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move system to new SSD with dd command

The question is quite simple. I have search for an answer for a while but not sure I got the correct answer. Since mistakes could easily destroy my drive and data, I really want things to be clear. ...
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19.04 I want to create an exact clone of my Ubuntu instance into an iso image

I set up a kiosk system on a computer that I would like to put on other computers. Is there a way to clone my exact instance (with all unique packages I've installed and settings I've changed) and ...
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How to clone Ubuntu 18.04 drive to drive?

I recently upgraded my storage to a bigger nvme drive and I wanted to clone my existing drive on to it. I read suggestions about clonezilla (that didn't work for me) and using the dd command. I haven'...
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What is best option for cloning to new drive? Why does Clonezilla take forever?

I'm upgrading from a Inland 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD to a HP EX900 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB. In the past I've used Clonezilla to save an image on old drives as backup but this time it's struggling. I ...
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What's the Easiest Way to Clone Boot Partition?

Right now I'm using a 1TB HDD for Ubuntu 18.10, but the used space is only 50GB (single partition). I'm looking to buy a 250GB SSD and install 18.10 there but I don't want to do clean install because ...
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Change btrfs Filesystem Block Size While Migrating Ubuntu 18.10 Environment to Larger SSD?

I have a 500 GB SSD in my laptop with a partition holding Windows 7 and a second partition holding Ubuntu 18.10 installed on a BTRFS filesystem with a 4KB block size and dual boot. I have a 1 TB SSD ...
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Is it possible to clone a windows 7 usb installer with dd command

A friend of mine might lend me a windows 7 installer (usb stick). I want to know if I can clone it using the dd command to make another bootable win 7 usb installer. If not, wich other method do you ...
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Changing UUID for an LVM2_member

I have cloned my SSD and rebooted with a Live distro to change the corresponding UUID. Unfortunately when I run tune2fs -U {some_UUID} /dev/sda5 I get the error tune2fs: Bad magic number .... /...
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WSL Ubuntu Distro | How to solve `Operation not permitted` on cloning repository

I am running Ubuntu 18.04, as a Subsystem for Windows. I have done this in mutliple PCs and never had this problem. I try to to git clone <repo>, and I get this: Cloning into '<repo>'... ...
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Data recovery from a partition clone

My hard drive running on Ubuntu server recently crashed and I lost the files. However I have a clone of the partition, and want to recover the files. Is it possible? Edit: The partition is ext4 and ...
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Cloning Ubuntu to a larger partition with Clonezilla

Sometime ago I bought a 480 GB SSD to expand the space in my laptop. On it I have one with 240 GB where is installed a dual boot between Windows 10 and Ubuntu Unity 18.04. The boot type is UEFI. Okay....
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How to clone Ubuntu 18.04 partition from a notebook SSD to a desktop PC SSD?

I'd like to clone my Ubuntu partition (on the SSD of my notebook (250GB)) on a new SSD (250GB) which I'd like to install on my desktop PC. This is because I'd like to use my desktop PC which is much ...
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Clone only the data from disk to .img disk file?

Is there a program to run in the terminal and tell it to just copy the sectors with information in use to an .img file and ignore the sectors NOT assigned? I need something like that so I can later ...
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Install Ubuntu with current setup and apps to OS-free PC [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed, with some small apps and scripts running on it. I need to deploy this current setup to other PCs. Until now whenever I needed this setup I just installed it manually to other ...
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lubuntu 18.10 x64 installed on USB stick clone to usb stick 2

Help! Creating clone from a cosmic installed bootable USB stick; I have a working running USB stick with lubuntu 18.10 cosmic on it. I installed the stick by a normal lubuntu 18.10 .iso. Now I ...
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Clone a flashdrive

How do you clone a bootable flashdrive? What Linux software can clone a flash drive. I tried doing a sector by sector copy using a Windows application which worked but the Linux flash drive doesn't ...
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What is the best way to clone the system and backup files in Ubuntu 18.10

After spending so much time to change the settings to make the system work, I want to clone the system so that when something goes wrong, I can recover the system to its last cloned state. What is the ...
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How to copy and restore to smaller partition

I want to copy a partition from hd to another with small partition. Must be: support ext4 file system can create image file for later use. compress images files copy only the used file system ...
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Cloned sdbx partition to sdax. Now Ubuntu boots from sdax instead of sdbx

I just wanted to do a backup and now this. How can I boot from sdbx? /dev/mapper/sda3_crypt: UUID="0sMY0p-eQ1c-FSgC-YZ2r-KqrD-pgqX-j52nld" TYPE="LVM2_member" /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root: UUID="...
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Copy Ubuntu Server 18.04 to other Ubuntu Machine

Am having Ubuntu Server 18.04 core with LAMP and other supporting packages installed. I want to migrate all of its content files and installed packages to a other machine with the same Ubuntu Server ...
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Create an img file with Ubuntu hard disk info

I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu and I've spent about 4 hours installing and customizing software within the OS. I would like to create an .IMG file that contains the hard disk partition ...
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Upgrading primary drive from SATA HDD to SSD

I want to upgrade my system drive that ubuntu is installed on to a SSD. It is currently installed on a 1TB SATA Drive, which is also the boot drive, all my data is on other drives (except a few ...
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Grub terminal after cloning Ubuntu 16.04 from internal SSD to external HDD

I currently have Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my E580 thinkpad's 240 SSD. I want to clone my installation to an external 1Tb HDD and then replace ubuntu with Windows 10 on the SSD. The reason is that I ...
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How to clone mounted drives?

I'm looking for a tool that allows me to clone my main hard drive (/dev/sda) into a secondary drive (/dev/sdb) without having to unmount the source, because the source is live and cannot be unmounted, ...
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Cloning Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu dd

Will there be any problem/caveat when I have a hda disk with Windows 8.1 system and with a bootable flash disk I enter under Ubuntu system this command: dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=1M
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Bash script to backkup/clone Ubuntu to another partition

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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Rsync copying excluded directories

Background I am trying to make a very comprehensive backup of my Ubuntu system. I am running the following rsync command: sudo rsync -aAEHSXxv --progress --delete --exclude={/home/sterlingbutters/...
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Unviewable partitions after cloning with dd

I cloned a 250GB SSD to a 500GB one using this command: sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=64K conv=noerror,sync status=progress The cloning process seem to have gone well looking at the progress. ...
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Transferring data between drives of dissimilar capacities

I have a 80 GB hard drive which contains a copy of Ubuntu and a total of about 20 GB of data. I would like to transfer this data over to a SSD that is 60 GB in capacity. I've looked at tools such as ...

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