Swapping partitions WAS: Please help new hard drive install

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 21:13:05 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 8:37 PM, Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at chrononomicon.com
> wrote:

> 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?

NP, all fixed now. I am using the old drive as a place to put backup data
and that is also why I cloned it. I also had no idea about this UUID issue
but it was fixed with one simple command, once the problem was known. The
other reason for having 2 drives in that I am hoping that the system will
run faster that way. Home on one and root on the other.


Douglas E Knapp

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