[ubuntu-uk] Cloning my current install to a new HDD

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Aug 13 18:39:20 UTC 2012

On 13/08/12 14:23, Colin Law wrote:
> On 13 August 2012 14:00, Dave Morley <davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk> wrote:
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>> On 13/08/12 13:57, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>>> I've looked at various solutions for cloning - they all assume that
>>> the new HDD is installed in the computer. I need to clone via a USB
>>> HDD as I'm replacing the HDD in my laptop (160GB instead of 80GB -
>>> that's all the BIOS will take!) and so cannot install the new HDD
>>> alongside the old! I am also looking at the possibility of
>>> dual-booting with Windows 7 (hence the bigger HDD - as my wife is
>>> being moved to Win 7 with her work laptop and as usual, I suspect
>>> that her IT dept will not do it properly) and thus my second
>>> question is this: If I install Win 7 first on a partition of the
>>> new HDD would I then be able to restore the clone to a second
>>> partition and how would that affect Grub?
>> Clonezilla
> Just to clarify that, with clonezilla you can boot from a live
> clonezilla CD, clone the disk to an image file (an image file, not an
> actual clone) on the usb stick (or to another machine on the network).
>   Then change the disk in the laptop and use clonezilla again to
> re-create the image on the new disk.  Then you can use gparted of
> course to increase the partition size to use the rest of the disc, if
> that is what you want to do (using the gparted live cd).
> Colin

clonezilla faq is worth looking over

and the step by step examples are good too

alan cocks

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