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Copy Your Linux Install to a Different Partition or Drive

Jul 09, 2009, 22:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ningappa Koneri)

"To start, get a live CD and boot into it. I prefer Ubuntu for things like this. It has Gparted. Now follow the steps outlined below.


"Mount both your source and destination partitions. Run this command from a terminal:

$ sudo cp -afv /path/to/source/* /path/to/destination
"Don’t forget the asterisk after the source path. After the command finishes copying, shut down, remove the source drive, and boot the live CD again."

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