Swapping partitions WAS: Please help new hard drive install

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Thu Dec 18 19:37:39 UTC 2008

Knapp wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Rashkae <ubuntu at tigershaunt.com> wrote:
>> Knapp wrote:
>>> My thinking is that the new B drive is faster and what bugs me most about
>> my
>>> Linux is how long it takes for things like FF to boot, so putting that on
>>> the fast drive my help, if only by a little. But, having looked at the
>>> reply, I think it is easier to just leave root on A and move Home to B.
>>> Even having read his answer I am still not getting the job done. I am
>>> getting a bit frustrated at this point. I am a bit over my head with all
>>> this file mounting and partition stuff.
>>> Thanks for the help.
>> I Knapp.. I'm sorry my (des)instructions weren't clear enough to help
>> you out.  I know it was a broad overview and not step by step.
>> May I suggest, however, the often overlooked resource of getting
>> person-on-person help?  If there's a LUG somewhere near to you, maybe
>> you can bring your system to their next regular meeting and ask for some
>> help.
> I don't know of one and I have looked. It is a bit hard also because I am
> from the USA and live in Germany and don't speak well yet. I bet there might
> be one within a 2 hour drive.

Sorry I only read a couple of the thread earlier and suggested the 
cloning, but I thought the old drive was being retired after the clone, 
so I didn't think about the UUID issue.

What is being planned for the old drive? If the old drive is cloned and 
all the data works on the new drive, can't the old drive be wiped clean, 
reformatted and cleared and reformatted to get a new UUID?

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