I used Clonezilla to clone my A drive: 500GB SSD, to a 1TB USB drive, in order to get extra space. The A drive has three partitions: one for manjaro, one for EFI, and one unassigned. Everything went well and I am booting without incident on the B drive, via USB.
The problem is that the partition manager shows me 931.51 GB for B, whereas when I add up the three partitions, I reach almost 500 GB only and not the 1 TB.
Could you please explain me how to successfully clone a 500 GB disk to a 1 TB disk, without it being restricted by half?
clonezilla did what it had to do, it cloned a drive. in this case your drive B is a exact clone of your cloned drive a whith 500gb. in order to use your full drive b you have to extend the drive b via gparted !
don’t take it personal but your question shows up just a minimal knowledge and i recommend to do a deep research how to do this before you move to action.
a good tip:
download systemrescue or a similar tool. make a bootable stick with it, boot from this and alter the disk.
for more information i really recommend to search for “partitioning” in the internet and ask before acting. there is no dumb question but a lot of dumb actions.
Thank you for your feedback. Yes, I am a neophyte in this matter.
I thought of increasing the size of the cloning, but impossible since Clonezilla reduced my disk from 1Tb to 500Gb.
“there is no dumb question but a lot of dumb actions.” Totally agree. That’s why I put my problem on the site, having found no answer to my research.
I tested Timeshift using rsync: no incident during the procedure to an external disk. I can’t boot on the same capacity disk, on which I restore my backup. I don’t understand how this software works!
I created a new partition table on a 1TB disk, then the sizes of the partitions were identical. I then copied and pasted my original partions into those I had created. Of course, one after the other. But it was impossible to boot on the disk.
I then tried to repair the Grub via the super Grub2 image: still no boot possible. I tried via BootRepair64 (because I am in 64 bit), impossible to boot on the image.
I am washed out! Do you have any suggestion to make my HD bootable ?
that wasn’t the way it works. do you still have your 500gb as original. if so redo the cloning that you once did to the 1TB disk and make sure you can boot from the 1 TB disk. this disk will have 500 gb as the original. then you create a bootable stick with an operating system (i recommend systemrescue). you will boot from this stick and then you will start gparted and use the option to resize the disk.
make sure you are firm with gparted or partitionmanager. check youtube for the search item “gparted” and you’ll find a lot.
I’ve seen this type of video before that explains how Gparted works which is quite simple. Thanks to you. But as already explained: Gparted can’t expand partitions on disk which is displayed filled! Since CloneZilla clones the size of the 500GB disk to the 1TB one, reducing the latter to 500G. I have no possibility to stretch my 500G, there is no extra space displayed.
The link posted is a return of one of many initiatives taken to try to use my lost system. Having been a long time ago on Ubuntu…
I would appreciate if you want help rather than judgments that do not build!
As for the context, it seems to me to be found in the title of my 1st post as well as in the following ones !