View Full Version : [ubuntu] Convert from an installation under windows to a full install

March 24th, 2013, 07:08 PM
A few weeks ago I ran the windows install so that I could run ubuntu alongside my existing windows os on my laptop. I now have purchased a 2.5 inch drive and a USB caddy onto which I would like to transfer my ubuntu partition and swap it into my laptop so that I have a system which just boots into Ubuntu and contains no windows partition. I do not want to lose any of my data or have to reconfigure ubuntu again with Lamp and all the other tools I installed.

I tried using gpart to copy and paste the partition to the new drive but when I fitted the drive it was not recognised as bootable.

Any help would be appreciated

March 24th, 2013, 07:19 PM
anthonyc0603; Hi ! Welcome to the forum !

I do not use "wubi" hense no direct experience. I am aware of these helps for you.
Start here ==>https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NewDocs
Read the documentation at the "w" page and then in the search box enter the term "wubi" ->

amongst may other hits// See if this helps, hope your data is still recoverable.

best regards

March 24th, 2013, 08:54 PM
SOLVED. Many thanks Bashing-om. I followed the link to MigrateWubi and it worked like a charm!

March 24th, 2013, 09:07 PM
Outstanding ! You do good work.

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