Copying MBR

I’ve been doing some disk partitions cloning between disks of different size. I needed to copy the master boot record (MBR), where LILO is, from one disk to another. I searched a bit and found a handy tutorial.
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Disk cloning

About half a year ago, I needed more space for my ThinkPad x230 laptop. I had a 256 GB SSD, running Slackware 14.2, so I bought a new SSD of 1 TB. I did not want to go through all the hustle of repartitioning, reinstalling and reconfiguring, therefore I also bought a Fujitech Clone Dock 2. It is fairly simple to use, just place the disks in the correct order: Disk 1 (256 GB) to be cloned onto Disk 2 (1 TB), turn it on and click the Clone button twice. However, there is no way to tell the device to clone a specific partition only.
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Installing from a USB

I had never installed an operating system from a USB stick. However, I had to deal with a netbook (dual core Atom CPU and 1 GB of RAM) that had no CD-ROM. It was not for my own use, so I ended up installing Lubuntu, but I tried Slackware first just to see how it runs. Read the rest of this entry »