Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1

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Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1

Post by kelltech » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:50 am

I'm currently running LM 17.3 in a dual boot setup with Win 8.1 on a 1TB drive.

I now have a second 1TB drive that I'm going to install 18.1 to and hopefully copy information (games, saved games, etc) from my current 17.3.

Will I still have the same boot menu allowing me to select which OS at startup, or is there something I need to do before I begin this process?

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Re: Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1

Post by Pierre » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:18 pm

it would be best if you did a clean install of LM18x onto the new drive,
and then copy those game setting over to the new drive.

yes - you will have a grub boot menu, that is very similar to what you have now.
& where you can select the required operating system.
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Re: Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1

Post by TooMuchTime » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:32 pm

This is the standard question asked to get some system info. Run the following command at a terminal. That's a capital F if you type.

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inxi -Fxz
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Re: Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1

Post by kelltech » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:36 pm

TooMuchTime wrote:This is the standard question asked to get some system info. Run the following command at a terminal. That's a capital F if you type.

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inxi -Fxz
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Sorry for the delay, I was away on business and got back last week but have been kept busy playing catch up! Here's the results:

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System:    Host: irish-N550JK Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana)
           Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: N550JK v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: N550JK.204 date: 01/23/2014
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19156
           clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 3368 MHz 2: 3295 MHz 3: 3296 MHz
           4: 3283 MHz 5: 3309 MHz 6: 3360 MHz 7: 3296 MHz 8: 3289 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 850M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: intel)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.1hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 850M/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 378.13 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 7260
           driver: iwlwifi v: in-tree: bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: wlan1 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: eth1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (48.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 8.4G (46%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /home size: 495G used: 152G (33%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 16.38GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:46C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 262 Uptime: 5 days Memory: 4859.5/15931.3MB
           Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28 

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Re: Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1

Post by Sgthawker » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:22 pm

Yes, you can have the same grub boot menu. The 2nd disc will be sdb, just install the grub boot loader to sda during install and you will have the same boot menu. You should boot into the 17.3 mint and run the following.

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sudo update-grub
Afterwards you should see mint 17.3 and 18.1 options along with win 8 in your menu list. Good Luck!
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Re: Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1

Post by kelltech » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:50 pm

Sgthawker wrote:Yes, you can have the same grub boot menu. The 2nd disc will be sdb, just install the grub boot loader to sda during install and you will have the same boot menu. You should boot into the 17.3 mint and run the following.

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sudo update-grub
Afterwards you should see mint 17.3 and 18.1 options along with win 8 in your menu list. Good Luck!
This went very well, thank you!

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Re: Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1

Post by Sgthawker » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:57 pm

I am glad it worked out for you!
LM 18.3 KDE/LM 19.1 Cinnamon/Peppermint 10 KDEneon UEFI on Sabertooth Z170 S, i6700K, Echelon GTX950, Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe
LM 19.1 Cinnamon UEFI on Asus ROG STRIX laptop, i7700 HQ, GTX 1060, Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe

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