Hello All !
So I was running Lakka on a Lenovo M900 tiny PC with a 256GB SSD and running out of room for everything.
My “Windows Brain” said ‘Oh just clone it to a larger SSD with Acronis True Image, it’ll be fine’ …
45 minutes later (and letting Acronis resize the storage partition) I have a hot mess …
When trying to boot from newly created 1TB clone I get the following error on screen.
------- here is the message ------
*** Error in mount_flash: mount_common: Could not mount UUID=A3F6-2BE4 *** ### Starting debugging shell for boot step: mount_flash... type exit to quit ### # _
Now I believe it would be the bootloader complaining because both the drive is different (UUID) and the storage partition is now 3 times larger. But I have not the Linux knowledge to do anything about it.
I would really like to avoid having to reinstall and configure everything if possible.
Humbly asking for help…
Update 2hrs later:
With the 1 TB SSD still in the machine I connected the original SSD via a USB dock and booted to Clonzilla Live. I performed a device to device clone on auto settings and it worked with the exception that it is identical in partition size. Now trying to see if I can expand the storage partition without using gparted from a bootable usb.
Update 2.5hrs later :
Booted to usb, resized partition with Gparted. All good.
Lessons learned when upgrading size of HDD/SSD :
- Do not clone outside of the machine you want to use it in and then try to edit UUID afterwards.
- Put destination drive in the machine and source drive in USB dock.
- Clonzilla Live and Gparted Live are your 2 best friends.
- Do not bother the nice people on the forum when you can fix it yourself with experimentation (my bad, sorry)
- Leave your experience on the forum so other can either point and laugh, or learn something.