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    Question moving ubuntu partition

    The idea is to move an installed ubuntu (Lucid) partition to another drive. It seems to work, but I am wondering if I missed anything. Here are the basic steps I took:

    WARNING: NOT A HOWTO
    • shrink current partition to fit into new the partition
    • use gparted to copy paste the partition and make it bootable
    • boot os and run sudo update-grub (grub2)
    • boot to new partition

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    Re: moving ubuntu partition

    I never fail to be amazed whenever I discover a Gparted capability for the first time.

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    Re: moving ubuntu partition

    Since it is a new partition did you not have to edit fstab? It uses UUID, drives, or labels. Or does a copy also copy UUID but then I would think you have duplicates?
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    Re: moving ubuntu partition

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Since it is a new partition did you not have to edit fstab? It uses UUID, drives, or labels. Or does a copy also copy UUID but then I would think you have duplicates?
    I did not edit the fstab. I believe this was due to grub2. Its seems almost too easy, which is why I asked if I missed anything.

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