I wasn't sure where to post this question, but since the computer in question is a laptop, this forum seemed natural.
I've been a linux user for a year now, exclusively Ubuntu 8 in a dual boot configuration with Vista. Both OS's are installed on the same 160Gb HDD, on different partitions. Recently i bought a new 250Gb HDD with a faster revolution speed, and i'm keen on replacing the 160Gb HDD already installed in my laptop.
I have no qualms with a fresh install of Vista (it gets slower every day) but i have spent many, many hours customising my Gnome interface on Ubuntu, with the typical desktop cube effects etc. to impress my friends
I really don't want to start again with Ubuntu, so i need to know if it is possible to migrate the entire OS over to the new hard drive, and boot it as normal from a partition distinct from the Vista one. To clarify:
- Currently have Vista and Ubuntu dual boot on same HDD, different partions
- Wish to replace laptop HDD with new one
- Wish to retain entire Ubuntu configuration
- Do not wish to re-install Ubuntu and go through the customisation adventure again
- Do not care about retaining Vista install
I hope someone will be able to offer some advice on the matter. Thank you for reading,
EDIT: If a moderator believes this problem will receive more attention in another forum, please move it. Thanks.