Cloning HDD with Samsung Magician software for Linux

Want to clone my current HDD to a Samsung SSD using its Magician software. Found a good guide to go through the process, however, have come across the first snag.
The instructions are for Ubuntu and I assume that they should be the same for Zorin OS.

To use Samsung Magician Software for Linux, you will need to install the following dependencies:

  • libusb
  • libxml2
  • glib2

You can install these dependencies using your package manager. For example, on Ubuntu, you can use the following command:

sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0 libxml2 glib2

When I tried that command, glib2 was not able to be installed. So the question is, how to I get it installed.

Also curious to know why I get ^[[200~ prefixed to what I have copied via CTRL+C and pasted via CTRL+V, which was the listed command.

It should be already installed as libglib2.0-0.

The ^[[200~ are non-printable characters like spaces, tabs, newlines, etc.

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In the terminal emulator, the ctl+v is already assigned to a different task, so you must use ctl+shift+c (copy) and ctl+shift+v (paste) when using the keyboard shortcuts in terminal.

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I use Samsung SSDs here, actually have 5 of them and ......

you want to clone you are better off using Foxclone

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I have been trying to move around Linux OS intuitively. Don't work. Need to learn some basic commands and key combos. Was undecided to install Ubuntu, Mint or Zorin. Glad I chose Zorin. There is alot I like about it. Know Windows since versión 3.1, familiar with MAC OS. Turning 77 in April and decided to get my derriere in gear with Linux before I continue my journey in this HoloFractal Multiverse.

Foxclone worked like a charm. I had to disable secure boot in the BIOS in order to boot Foxclone. Is it advisable to enable secure boot again, now that I am using the cloned SSD and no longer need Foxclone? TIA

I always have it disabled :grinning:

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Secure Boot is mainly for use with Windows OS.

Secure Boot is a feature that checks a list of signed packages and only allows signed packages to initialize at boot. Though Microsoft has signed off for GnuLinux packages with MOKUtils, not all are signed and therefor, secure boot can prevent essential init for certain packages or even unsigned kernels.

If not dual booting with Windows OS, you can leave Secure Boot disabled to make your life on GnuLinux easier.

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