How to move Ubuntu to an SSD
My existing scenario is:
- One hard drive
- Dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 and also Windows 7. Partitions:
- 100MB Windows System thingy
- 144GB Main Windows
- 160GB Ubuntu
- 4GB Swap
- 12GB System Restore things
Now I intend to install an 80GB SSD and also relocate Ubuntu to it. AFAIK I require to:
- Shrink the 160GB Ubuntu partition to 80GB
- Copy it over to the SSD
fstabto place the SSD as
How do I do the 2nd? And also what do I require to do concerning Grub?
Considering your HDD is/ dev/sda and also SSD is/ dev/sdb and also dividings are effectively sized, you might make use of straightforward cp:
cp /dev/sdaX /dev/sdbY
Where X and also Y are equivalent dividing numbers.
Nonetheless this method will certainly replicate 80GB of information and also all fields on your SSD will certainly be noted as "occupied" originally.
1) Copying documents
You intend to replicate the FILES, not the entire dividing (including its vacuum ), so you do not require to resize the dividing first. Boot from the livecd and also place both the HD and also SSD (after formatting a dividing on the SSD certainly ), after that replicate every one of the documents over:
sudo cp -Tax /media/hd /media/ssd
Use the proper names for the hd and also ssd place factors certainly. After that you simply require to modify the/ etc/fstab on the ssd to indicate the new fs UUID (you can look it up with
blkid ). Ultimately you require to install grub on the ssd.
2) Dealing with GRUB
a) Command line:
sudo -s for f in sys dev proc ; do mount --bind /$f /media/ssd/$f ; done chroot /media/ssd grub-install /dev/ssd update-grub
Of training course, make use of the proper tool for/ dev/ssd. The entire disk, not a dividing number.
b) "Recommended repair" magic switch in Boot - Repair:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
Finally reboot and also see to it your biographies is readied to boot from the SSD.