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Questions tagged [cloning]

Duplicating an installation of Ubuntu

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Cloning SD card 4GB to SD card 8GB

I need the whole system, all scheduled data, settings, and overall everything I have on the SD card (linux) with 4GB convert to another SD card. How can I do this? My notebook have ubuntu. Both ...
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Unable to boot cloned Ubuntu on SSD

I brought a 240GB SSD and installed in my laptop using HDD Caddy. After that I cloned my previous Ubuntu partition to new SSD partition following MovingLinuxPartition blog. After following steps I ...
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How to clone windows partitions to be able to wipe them out and later restore them?

The problem is the following: I installed Ubuntu to my Dell laptop, and I want to free the space occupied by Windows (which I don't use anymore). I plan to sell the machine in the future, so I'd ...
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How can I get DPKG in ubuntu to handle this packages.txt?

I have a host machine, and a miner. The miner is trying to install a file called packages.txt via dpkg with the set selections and get-selections, and some sudo something <($ cat packages.txt) ...
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Is it safe to stop dd after 30 mins, to add bs= to speed things up?

I've been running dd for about 30 mins, and would like to stop using ctrl-c, and then restart using bs= to speed the process up. Is this safe? Will stopping dd midway through copying from internal ...
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Why git clone command isn't working?

I'm new to github and was trying out the git clone command, and when I try to run it , it gives me an error saying Cloning into 'rugged'... Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address '...
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move/clone existing external USB installation to internal partition shared with Windows

My question is similar to this one, except I'm trying to clone my existing Ubuntu installation on a 40GiB external drive to a new partition on an internal drive shared with Windows. I've been running ...
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'command not found' after disk clone

I cloned the OS disk using a disk cloning device. Booting of Ubuntu off the cloned disk was successful, however, every command returned the error 'command not found.' If I reboot the machine it fixes ...
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Cloning my Hard drive.

2 weeks ago I installed ubuntu and after my back-up hard drive failing I moved all my data onto the hard drive too. I have a Mac laptop and now my replacement hard drive has arrived. I was wondering ...
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Does cloning my HDD to an external HDD leaves the external drive useless?

I'm planning to clone my 320gb HDD, having abut 100gb data to a 1tb external HDD. I fear doing so will leave my external hard disk useless. Will it still be possible to store other data there after ...
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Alter MBR order of partitions after copying partitions to larger drive

I have a new 1TB laptop drive that I want to clone an existing drive to. The issue is that I want to reorder and resize the existing partitions. The existing partition table for the drive is ...
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cloning disks with Lubuntu 12.04 lead to LVDS interface error

I want to ask about a problem I´m having when I want to clone an image of Linux Lubuntu 12.04 from one PC to another. Both systems are identical, hardware, memory and CF cards. The source system runs ...
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Installing windows 7 from hdd to ssd, ubuntu 16.04

So I have a x220, it came with a hdd with only windows 7 installed on it. Last week, I backed up the hdd to an external drive, then tried to clone it windows 7 over to the ssd, with my usb y cable to ...
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Clonezilla on normal running system

I only used Clonezilla on Live USB and tried to use it inside running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64, so before installed it in usual way apt-get install clonezilla Then inserted source USB drive to clone ...
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script to automatically create ext4 and swap in unallocated diskspace

I have to setup/install a number of machines. Some machines have Windows 7 installed. Some machines not. The machines have either 0, 2, or 3 partitions. Every machine has enough free diskspace (20 to ...
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Is it necessary to change hostname following cloning to multiple machines?

I am cloning multiple laptops in a school environment with edubuntu 12.04. There are some network issues that have resulted with machines not connecting to the wireless. There are 130 machines in ...
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Recover free disk space after cloning partition

I cloned an initial partition which size was 350Gb into a new partition in another disk which size was 450Gb. All went well and everything works fine. However, when I take a look at file systems in ...
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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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What is for Ubuntu phones the equivalent to booting from a live USB?

Is there a feasible method to boot Ubuntu Touch - on a bq E5 - to bootfrom the mmc card or a USB device ? I am searching for the equivalent to similar methods of desktop Linux, in order to: - copy/...
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Problem cloning from USB to SSD

I'm trying to build a mini server using an Intel NUC and a couple of external hard drives. The challenge is I'm trying to do it completely headlessly (as my monitors and TV are about 5,000 miles away ...
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Cannot get system to boot upp with new cloned disks

Just tried to upgrade my disks from mechanical to SSD type drives on my ASUS M4A785-M motherboard (non-UEFI). Thought I had prepared thoroughly and it seemed that the process was not too difficult for ...
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Proper way to clone an Ubuntu Server 18.04 virtual machine?

I have a production Ubuntu Server 18.04 running Tomcat in a virtual environment. I'd like to clone it to create a test server with the same configuration. I realize that it's best to install from ...
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Ubuntu + Clonezilla + DRBL + Local USB Clone

First of all sorry for my rough English I will try my best. I have a notebook with a Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 with Clonezilla DRBL, this notebook serves as a mobile cloning server, I can take it with me ...
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how can I quickly clone a boot disk?

I have a boot disk (running ubuntu) that is all set up with nginx, php, motion, and some other server stuff, on a 16GB disk drive, using the entire disk. I have several computers to deploy this disk ...
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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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Multiple ubuntu machines crashing simultaneously

We currently have about 6 machines running 16.04, each of them have identical hardware and each of them has been cloned using clonezilla from a master hard disk. The ip address is set manually on the ...
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clone installation of Ubuntu 16.04 to identical pc

I have read many questions similar to mine, but still can't get it to work. I have a working pc with 2 hard drives, ssd drive of 256 GB on which the OS is installed (/dev/sda), and 1TB sata drive for ...
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Question about cloning

It is my third time installing Ubuntu 16.04 on Linux because what I am trying to do is create a webserver for internet and intranet users, and because I am new, messing around with settings opens up a ...