[ubuntu-uk] Question re cloning and partitioning

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 22:46:58 UTC 2014

On 8 October 2014 13:35, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gordonbp at mail.com> wrote:

> Hi gurus,
> I currently triple-boot my Lenovo U410 with Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1
> (which came pre-installed) and Windows 10 tech preview.
> There is an SSD used for Intel Fastboot (AFAIK) and the three OSs are all
> installed on the main 500GB HDD.
> My question is this - if I decide to wipe out all the Windows installs and
> only keep Ubuntu, can I move the / partition onto the SSD without
> re-installing?
> Would it just be easier to re-install on the SSD keeping my /Home on the
> 500GB HDD, and where should I put the Swap area? (The SSD is 24GB....)
> Thanks!
Short answer seems to be yes from here:

I did wonder if the SSD was visible and bootable from the BIOS and it does
seem to be if you switch off this Intel Smart Response Technology, which I
would guess has a proprietary Windows kernel driver.


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