Migrate ubuntu to another partition

Duncan Anderson duncangareth at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Mar 4 08:04:53 UTC 2006

On Saturday, 4 March 2006 00:47, Filip Ruymen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to migrate my installation from one partition to another.
> currently it is on hdb1 and I want to move it to hdb3.
> How can this be done without reinstalling everyting?
> any help or tips on how to do it?

Yes. You can do this fairly easily. I assume you have created a file system 
on /dev/hdb3. Mount the empty /dev/hdb3 partition. Make an exact copy of the 
existing root file system on /dev/hdb3, then edit /etc/fstab 
and /etc/lilo.conf on the new partition so that every reference to hdb1 is 
changed to hdb3. 

Once you have done this, open a root console window and then

chroot /<hdb3's mountpoint> /bin/sh
su -

Well, that is the general idea. Some of the Ubuntu boffins can point out the 
finer points. I am not familiar enough with Ubuntu to explain it step by 


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