How to Migrate Your Ubuntu Installation to a New Machine

This was a problem I had recently. My Ubuntu install is very customized so I wanted to copy everything and just update the files in place

  1. Boot using Ubuntu USB Installer
  2. Install Ubuntu into the new machine. Choose the barebones installation.
  3. Reboot into the new installation, then reboot into the USB installer again.
  4. Choose Try Ubuntu
  5. Open Gparted
  6. Copy source partition into the partition in the new device where Ubuntu is installed. It might be a partition within a partition, and is usually the largest one.
  7. Wait
  8. Reboot. Should boot okay now.

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