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.
I have to ask. . .I skimmed through the earlier post about the upgrade process for you. Now skimming through this one in the hopes of understanding better, so I have to ask:
What is the ultimate goal? What type of configuration/ partition set up/ boot process are you trying to achieve? This looks like it has been harder to do than it should have been. Genuine Question here.
Been a while since I posted, I reread through my old posts. The issue was I restarted Fedora in the middle of a upgrade as I had no space on the drive. Ultimately I ended up biting the bullet and wiped the drive
The goal of this post was to migrate/clone a old drive to new one. I would use the old drive(that was in my desktop) in my laptop.
I referenced this post
As it had a solution to copy my user settings without copying the whole drive. Ultimately I couldn’t figure out how to get the settings to apply, so I used clonezilla instead to copy the whole drive.
I didn’t think the transfer process would work as I had two different cpus (desktop-ryzen, laptop-intel).
Ok, I get it now. I saw you were severeal versions behind, so i knew a nuke and pave would ultimately be the best choice. As for drives, I keep a bunch of old drives /buy some real cheap for the sole purpose to serve as “stand in” drives during migrations or to host configs and files if my large drives are nearing capacity.
I wish i would have been around to help the process for you. Also, buying old drives (old hdd’s from thrift/ leftover Corp installs) can serve as cold storage in a pinch. Encrypt the drive, and only hook them up when you need the data or space.