[lubuntu-users] Bootable clone app for Lubuntu

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sun Jul 9 09:14:10 UTC 2017

Hi Mark,


I agree with Andre about cloning and Clonezilla. And I have been using 
Clonezilla from 'stable' iso files burned to CD disks and cloned to USB 
pendrives for years.

*One Button Installer*

If you want to transfer a system to a smaller drive, and the system 
boots in BIOS mode (alias CSM alias legacy mode (opposite to UEFI 
mode)), you can make a tarball with the One Button Installer, and then 
use the One Button Installer to install it into the smaller drive.




Otherwise and in general, it is possible to copy the content of the 
relevant partitions 'manually' with

sudo rsync -Havn source/ target

and after that match the content of /etc/fstab, /boot/grub/grub.cfg with 
the partition UUIDs and finally install the grub bootloader. But it is 
not straightforward.

Read the manual to learn the details about using rsync,

man rsync

Test with a 'dry run' and after that remove the option 'n' from the 
rsync command line.

*Fresh installation*

But often it is actually easier and faster to make a fresh installation 
of Lubuntu into the new drive. Afterwards you can install application 
program packages, when you need them (there are probably several program 
packages and tweaks in the old system, that you no longer use).

And you can copy the relevant personal data files from the old system to 
the new system (for example with rsync). One way to do it is to keep the 
home partition (or copy it) and point to it when installing the the new 
system (select 'Something else' at the partitioning window of the 

Best regards

Den 2017-07-09 kl. 08:01, skrev Andre Campos Rodovalho:
> I use Clonezilla Live CD too. This is the way to go, forget about 
> installing it your Lubuntu you want to save...
> You can resize the partition after you have finished the cloning process 
> (copied and restored). If you study how it works data allocation on 
> Disks you will understand why all cloning tools have this limitation on 
> not to be able to restore to different size partitions or disks...
> On 9 July 2017 at 11:32, Mark F <azdays15 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:azdays15 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I may be way off base, but whenever I used Clonezilla I downloaded
>     "Live" ,iso file from the Clonezilla site. I boot from that, and
>     follow the prompts.
>     I found Clonezilla very useful. But, one thing I never understood is
>     why you have to restore to the same size (or larger) drive. Maybe
>     that's common with any of the image tools. It seemed like a
>     significant limitation to me. But, maybe I'm not understanding
>     something about it.
>     Mark
>     On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 1:50 PM, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com
>     <mailto:este.el.paz at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         Latest update, on the GUI app front . . . I tried to use
>         Synaptic to install Clonezilla and/or DRBL as well . . . they
>         were the apps that showed up on a search of "clonezilla" . . .
>         and both "error-ed out" on dependency issues and/or "broken
>         packages" . . . ??  Synaptic claims to have "fixed the
>         dependency problem successfully" . . . but then refused to try
>         to install the packages.
>         Ran update/upgrade && -f install in the console, and "autoclean"
>         & "autoremove" . . . then checking in Lubuntu Software Services
>         with the term "clonezilla" && "drbl" . . . shows "nothing found"
>         . . . so there must be something about Clonezilla that doesn't
>         "fit" with Lubuntu????
>         Anyway, I checked the Yaboot conf file, and I found the "append"
>         line, so I could just run a fresh install if and when I get a
>         new looks llike it will be SSD . . . in the linux partition. 
>         Very slow to get this post typed out, back to the fan blowing
>         and nothing happening very fast . . . possibly due to
>         "pre-failure" HD feelings of inadequacy ???
>         F
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