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Good idea to clone HDD to ssd?
« on: December 02, 2019, 07:36:30 PM »
 

waynebob

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Ordered 2 Samsung ssd's, one M.2 and one sata expecting to use Samsung Magician Software. Upon reading about it before they arrive I find the software will not work in Linux.
Is it a good idea to clone ( LL 4.6 & LL 3.8 ) using d.d. or Clonezilla or do a reinstall?
Found this tutorial :
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/tutorials/cloning-your-linux-lite-drive-using-the-'dd'-command/msg39977/#msg39977
Not sure if this is a solution and if d.d. runs from the live system or from a bootable cd?
Thanks Wayne.
I understand LL 4.6 will do trim and 3.8 I will have to set it up.
Last Edit: December 02, 2019, 07:45:06 PM by waynebob
 


Re: Good idea to clone HDD to ssd?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 11:50:53 PM »
 

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Hi Waynebob,
Might this post provide you with a solution for the LL 3.8 install?:

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/installing-linux-lite/installing-linux-lite-via-a-systemback-iso-to-a-different-laptop/

Oobuntus provided the detailed steps towards the end of the thread.
 

Re: Good idea to clone HDD to ssd?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 01:40:52 AM »
 

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1. Use timeshift to create a backup of your current system - make sure you include your hidden files.
2. Do an install on your new drive - just the minimum
3. Start up the new system and use timeshift to restore the timeshift backup to the new drive - it will overwrite as required and restore your local configs.

You now have you old system on the new drive with all the installed software and matching configs

Copy data from old drive or backups as required.
 

Re: Good idea to clone HDD to ssd?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 10:46:08 PM »
 

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Thanks for the ideas, I received the ssd's today but am still experimenting on my spare machine. Will post the outcome. :-)
 


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