[ubuntu-uk] Question re cloning and partitioning

Gordon Burgess-Parker gordonbp at mail.com
Fri Oct 10 08:01:22 UTC 2014

On 08/10/14 23:46, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> On 8 October 2014 13:35, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gordonbp at mail.com 
> <mailto: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: 
> https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Dual-booting-Ubuntu-13-04-with-Windows-8-on-a-U410/td-p/1116115
> 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.

Thanks for that. I'd forgotten about that thread - I initiated it! (Well 
it was over a year ago.....)
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