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If I make a copy of a system partition, can I safely delete the original?

I want to merge 2 non-adjacent partitions. Since partitions need to be adjacent to be merged with disk partitioning tools, I plan to create a copy of the partition that is in between the ones I want ...
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Defrag & Pre Optimize OS & Data Partition when cloning from SSD to HDD?

There are times I have had to clone an OS or Data partition from an SSD to a HDD. It results in major performance losses, obviously until I can sit and Defrag/ Optimize / Boot Optimize the ...
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Changing the sda partition number in a clonezilla img

I want to copy a linux system from a computer to mine. That linux system is using two partitions. ("/" and an other one) I used clonezilla to copy thoses two partitions and put them in an image. But ...
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Btrfs volume management for normal home user

Btrfs is by design for enterprise use, but that doesn't stop normal home users from using it. By normal home user, I mean those people who don't use complicated setup like mirroring, or any level of ...
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Computer gets very slow while copying files (of any size) from 1 partion to other

I have a 1TB WD internal Hard Disk. There are 2 partitions (500gb each). Whenever I copy something from primary partition (C:) to secondary partition (D:), computer gets really slow. You simply can't ...
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Install Windows 8 from copy (not iso) of recovery partition

I have an Asus Vivoobook x202E which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I used both Ubuntu and Windows for a short while, but then it all went to crap and I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 instead, ...
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Windows doesn't correctly detect partition migrated from old disk with ntfsclone

I am trying to migrate a Windows partition (NTFS) from an old 1TB disk to a new 3TB disk. To do this, I connected both disks, booted into Ubuntu Live, created a new partition (using GPartEd) on the ...
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Windows shows smaller size of hard drive after cloning partitions

I upgraded my Windows hard drive, and now have a space problem. I inserted a new 240GB SSD, used CloneZilla to clone my old 120GB Windows C: drive SSD to this new one, switched the SATA cables, and ...
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dd Copies Drive with no Errors, Gparted shows Partitions as Empty, No Flags

So with the assistance of Hennes I was able to use dd to copy my entire sda to sdb, but after dd finished I checked the partitions with gparted and found that all partitions were listed as empty, the ...
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Copying a Partition-Time it Could Take [closed]

I'm in the process of copying all the partitions of a hard drive to another with gparted to another one as so that I can simply pop the new drive in mn.y computer and start it up, I was wondering if ...
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Gparted-If it Were to Crash-copying partition [closed]

I was wondering, if you use gparted to copy a entire partition from one hard drive to another, if the system were to crash, obviously it would for lack of better term, mess up the drive you're copying ...