Occasionally I get tasked with literally swapping the installation locations of Windows/Ubuntu. We build PCs for developers and by default they come with a 120GB SSD and a 2TB 5400 split into two partitions. Windows is installed onto a 60GB partition on the 5400 WD Green, and Ubuntu is installed onto a 90GB partition of the 120GB SSD (The Swap space can be removed)
What's the most efficient and safest way to swap the locations of these without losing any data? You'd think I'd have access to an unprecedented amount of storage space working for a mid-sized IT Infrastructure company, but I don't. I only have access to the storage available in the PC and a 2GB external USB 3.0 7200rpm drive on which I'm not allowed to modify partitions.