System clone/migration - is it necessary? If so how?
shellycat.gw at ntlworld.com
Sun May 25 10:04:20 UTC 2008
For some time now, I've been dual booting with Mandriva - my first real
Linux love, but over time, I've come to prefer Ubuntu and the care and
feeding of two operating systems is something I no longer care to bother
I have two hard drives: the primary 80gb drive contains my Mandriva 2008
setup which I intend to remove in the near future. However it also
contains the MBR used by GRUB. The secondary 120gb drive contains my
Ubuntu 8.04 which I want to keep.
"Get to the point!" I hear you cry. My question is this: can I easily
migrate my Ubuntu installation to the primary drive without having to
reconfigure everything in sight? This raises the further question of
whether it actually needs to be done at all. Could I perhaps reformat
the primary drive, reinstall GRUB and just carry on? A third
possibility that occurs is that of switching the drives round.
I favour the solution that involves success with the minimum of hassle.
Which do you guys think that would be?
"To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your Windows
box, you just need to work on it."
SecurityFocus columnist Scott Granneman.
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