Transfering USB formatted with OS to Hard Drive

Asked by Jeffery Simpson

Hello, I have recently had a problem. I Booted Ubuntu V12.04 from a 16gb USB stick, but now I bought a 500gb Hard drive and I don't know how to transfer all of the USB data to the free 500GB of the Hard drive. I need an answer soon.

Jeffery Simpson

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :

Thank you for taking the time to open this question and helping make Ubuntu better.
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You can transfer all you personal data from the USB to the HDD. It is a bit difficult to transfer the installation altogether.

So, boot from Ubuntu USB, connect the HDD and transfer your personal data. Also you can transfer your configurations from your home directory. Use the "rsync" command for a reliable transfer.

Please read the documentation here

After that, you can install Ubuntu to the HDD from scratch.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Did you use the USB stick and run Ubuntu off it or is it just the liveCD on a USB stick?


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