Rich Mingin (PLUG) on 11 Mar 2016 13:08:02 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Convert from Hard Drive to SSD

I've cloned installs to other machines via dd installs as well. I've used the method OP mentions (gparted to resize all the partitions smaller than the SSD target, then dd to copy) many times, and recommend it. It's reliable and simple.

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 1:56 PM, Steve Litt <> wrote:
On Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:22:57 -0500
Casey Bralla <> wrote:

> I recently bought an SSD and want to clone my existing Hard Drive
> onto the SSD, ideally without mucking up the existing Gentoo desktop
> system.
> I would use clonezilla or even dd, but my SSD is only 240 GBytes,
> while the Hard Drive is 1 TByte.  These programs require that the new
> disk be at least as large as the original.

I was under the impression that Clonezilla copies only files, not blank
space, so you *could* use Clonezilla.

You don't state whether this disk is your boot drive. Makes a big
difference, as you need to do more steps if it's a boot drive.


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