Hi, I’ve been trying to move my Manjaro to a different drive for a dozen (or more) hours now, but I can’t seem to get it working.
First I tried simply using clonezilla to clone my drive to another one and after a lot of problems I managed to clone it. Unfortunately it didn’t boot and I couldn’t manage to get it working.
I decided to try it the easy way, making a backup in Timeshift and then use that backup on a fresh install. It worked… But I noticed it left out some important things such as settings and app data (and I would have to set that all up all over again, meaning I could forget something important).
Is there a way in which I could move my entire OS, including things such as the ones timeshift left out to another drive?
you can use clonezilla to create a exact clone to the new drive (note: the new drive must be minimum the same size or larger). afterwards you can use partition tools to enlarge the new drives size if it’s larger than the original.
You could also use gparted to copy the partition to another drive, and then delete the original. There is a move function, but copy and delete is safer. You might have to restore grub as a post above links to.
One missing step: take out the old drive holding the original partition (I suggest not to delete the old partition yet, until the cloned one boots). The same UUID on the original and cloned partition can make any part of the booting process confused. Been there, done that. Experience doesn’t lie.
The problem could be that its an exact replica. Partitions are identified by a UUID number. As leledumbo pointed out, if two partitions (the original and the cloned copy) have the same UUID number it can make the computer not boot because it isnt sure which partition to boot to.