Copying a Live install to HDD

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  1. craigt

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    I have an extra 20 GB internal HDD and would like to either install Ubuntu 8.10 from scratch or copy my Live USB install of 8.04 over. Does 8.10 offer enough to tablet users to make it worth the effort? If not, then is there a simple way (maybe using dd?) to move my installation off my USB drive to an internal, with settings, applications, and all the work I put in to get the tablet working right?
     
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    Kyle Porter Veteran Moderator Senior Member

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    If you read my Setup Guide, you will see that during a fresh ubunutu 8.10 install, it allows you to resize a partition/ create a new one. GRUB makes it extremely easy to dual boot.

    Depending on what tablet you are using, it can be a easy or hard setup. Personally it wasn't that hard.
     
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    I've got a Lenovo X61. I just tried out the spare HDD and it isn't compatible anyway. I think I'll pick up a new one so I don't have to dual boot. I alredy have Win 7 dual booting with Vista right now.
     
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