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    Cloning xubuntu ...

    I want to clone xubuntu from an old desktop with 32 GB hd. Onto a ThinkPad with 250GB.

    I also have a microsd card that i'd prefer to transfer.

    can't seem to install tuxboot though...
    dara@dara-HP-Stream-Laptop-11-y0XX:~/Desktop$ sudo apt install tux*.deb
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    tuxboot:i386 : Depends: libc6:i386 (>= 2.3.6-6~) but it is not installed
    Depends: libgcc1:i386 (>= 1:4.1.1) but it is not installed
    Depends: libqt4-network:i386 (>= 4:4.5.3) but it is not installed
    Depends: libqtcore4:i386 (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1) but it is not installed
    Depends: libqtgui4:i386 (>= 4:4.5.3) but it is not installed
    Depends: libstdc++6:i386 (>= 4.1.1) but it is not installed
    Depends: syslinux:i386 but it is not installed
    Depends: p7zip-full:i386 but it is not installed
    Depends: mtools:i386 but it is not installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
    So I run a fix broken install.

    dara@dara-HP-Stream-Laptop-11-y0XX:~/Desktop$ sudo apt --fix-broken install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    tuxboot:i386
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 1,141 kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
    (Reading database ... 222504 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing tuxboot:i386 (0.8debian1) ...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
    Tried installing the .deb for i386...

    dara@dara-HP-Stream-Laptop-11-y0XX:~/Desktop$ sudo dpkg -i tux*.deb
    Selecting previously unselected package tuxboot:i386.
    (Reading database ... 222497 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack tuxboot_0.8debian1_i386.deb ...
    Unpacking tuxboot:i386 (0.8debian1) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of tuxboot:i386:
    tuxboot:i386 depends on libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~).
    tuxboot:i386 depends on libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1).
    tuxboot:i386 depends on libqt4-network (>= 4:4.5.3).
    tuxboot:i386 depends on libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1).
    tuxboot:i386 depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.5.3).
    tuxboot:i386 depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1).
    tuxboot:i386 depends on syslinux.
    tuxboot:i386 depends on p7zip-full.
    tuxboot:i386 depends on mtools.

    dpkg: error processing package tuxboot:i386 (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    tuxboot:i386
    My system ..

    dara@dara-HP-Stream-Laptop-11-y0XX:~/Desktop$ uname -a
    Linux dara-HP-Stream-Laptop-11-y0XX 4.15.0-141-generic #145-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 24 18:08:07 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    I've done a full upgrade, tried to install from apt cache, PPA, and dpkg -i but I'm getting unmet dependencies.

    Does anyone know a simple way of cloning a harddrive?
    I wish my computer would do what I want it to do - not what I tell it to do.

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    Re: Cloning xubuntu ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dbee View Post
    Does anyone know a simple way of cloning a harddrive?
    Yes.
    Code:
    sudo cp {source-device} {target-device}
    Just be correct in picking the source and target devices. Get those backwards and it will be a very bad day/week/month/year.

    If you want to clone just 1 partition, pick the partition device FOR BOTH the source and target. That means you must pre-create the partition on the target first.

    If you want to close the entire disk, including boot sector, partition table, everything .... pick the whole drive device for FOR BOTH the source and target. The target must be at least the same size as the source, but shouldn't be over 2GB in size unless GPT is used.

    If you don't know what a partition device or what a whole disk device is, go and learn about those. If you search these forums for ddrescue, dd, and cp, I bet someone has attempted to explain it a few times.

    If the source is failing, cp will fail too. You'll probably want to use those file backups and start with a fresh install. Lacking that, check into ddrescue and hope the failing parts of the disk aren't important.

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    Re: Cloning xubuntu ...

    Is old install 32 bit?
    Is Thinkpad 64 bit?
    Just about everything in last 15 years is 64 bit, even if it had 32 bit Windows.

    May be time to convert to 64 bit install, but then it is a total new install.
    You can export list of installed apps, /home and maybe some other folders, but all those should be in your normal backup, anyway.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Cloning xubuntu ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dbee View Post
    can't seem to install tuxboot though
    Are you trying to install tuxboot to make a bootable Clonezilla drive?

    If so, please try https://unetbootin.github.io/

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    Re: Cloning xubuntu ...

    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    Are you trying to install tuxboot to make a bootable Clonezilla drive?

    If so, please try https://unetbootin.github.io/
    I don't want to create a bootable live USB.

    I want to clone my ubuntu OS.
    I wish my computer would do what I want it to do - not what I tell it to do.

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    Re: Cloning xubuntu ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dbee View Post
    I don't want to create a bootable live USB.

    I want to clone my ubuntu OS.
    See post#2.

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    Re: Cloning xubuntu ...

    Be aware the packages show you're using a EOL release of Xubuntu..

    Flavors of Ubuntu only come with three years of supported life (five years applies to Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server but not flavors), so you're asking about a release that only days ago reached it's EOL.

    If you check out https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2461582

    you'll note other flavors put out EOL notices (ie. Lubuntu/Ubuntu-MATE/Kubuntu/Ubuntu-Budgie)

    Xubuntu didn't, but if you refer https://xubuntu.org/release/18-04/ you'll see that 29 April 2021 was the end of life for Xubuntu 18.04 LTS.

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    Re: Cloning xubuntu ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dbee View Post
    I don't want to create a bootable live USB.

    I want to clone my ubuntu OS.
    My reply no. 4 mentioned bootable Clonezilla drive not bootable live USB.

    I suspect that you are not familiar with Clonezilla (the clue is in the name of the software).

    https://clonezilla.org/

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