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Re: [tlug] Move the OS to a different partition?

I hope all safely survived,

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 04:45:14PM +0900, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> On one of my "experimental machines" I have Linux Mint 19, Cinnamon edition,
> installed in a 500 GB HDD WITHOUT partitions.
> IF I wanted to create a new 100GB partition, would it be possible to just
> "copy" or "move" the file system to that new partition,
> designate it somehow as "/" and keep the data in /home?
> Or: newly install the OS in the created 100 GB partition and then delete it
> is somehow from the resized data partition?

Using just the disk, not impossible but so complex that personally I
would try the procedure with a virtual guest before doing it with the
real system.  

The simpler way is to use some other disk or USB stick as buffer, make
a backup of the current system with tar and restore it from the buffer
media after creating partitions on the disk.

The even simpler way would be to also do a backup, not restore the
whole Linux installation from the backup but reinstall the Linux
distro, and afterwards just restore /home .


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