Looking to migrate from HDD to SSD but I’ve had months of difficulty.
Cloned it, doesn’t boot. (Failed to mount /boot/efi, dependency failed for local filesystems).
Decrypts just fine but can’t boot from there using any of the options. How can I modify clone so that it can boot? maybe UUIDs are wrong if I do a dumb dd clone? Doing a dual boot.
I think I tried wiping, doing a fresh install and copying everything across but I have been trying things for many months so I can’t remember.
I am a newbie if it wasn’t obvious!!! Ü
Also I guess this means if I want to back up in the future I can’t just rsync the entire partition since it will break some things specific to the drive? Thanks.
There is a high risk of breaking or damaging your OS as this can mess the files and permissions even if you know what you are doing. The safe approach is to rsync/pcmanfm your personal files only to your /home partition.
Using Windows as reference, Linux doesn’t have letters but filesystems/mount points for disks and partitions. /home is the equivalent of Documents and Settings and typically is better to keep it separate because if the root (ie, C:\ ) breaks you can format and reinstall only that partition, meaning your files and personal configs are still there once you finish.