I acquired a 500gb ssd during the summer and wanted to replace the 256gb (funny enough originally shipped with the laptop) that was currently in my desktop. The only issue was that I didn’t want to set up Fedora again. I had been procrastinating on competing this task as it was complex and I didn’t have a lot of free time.
What finally got me to complete this task was the purchase of a ssd enclosure.
The enclosure saved me the hassle of copying to a flash drive as I had mentioned here
With the enclosure, I could copy the desktop drive directly to the ssd.
This weekend, I tried applying these instructions to a drive I picked up a long time ago. Unfortunately, I did not have enough experience to read, understand, and execute the instructions.
Yesterday, I decided to look up alternative methods. I read on the fedora subreddit that I could copy the home folder or using clonezilla. The copy method didn’t transfer my settings and applications.
Today, I tried Clonezilla to copy my drive. This was more successful than the previous methods.
This guide helped me copy from one drive to another
After cloning the drive, I wanted to boot and test my drive. I ran into issues with dracut.
warning: you might want to regenerate your initramfs
This guide explained how to debug my issue