Ubuntu – Different boot experience after cloning SSD


I use to have Ubuntu installed on a 64gb SSD… But then it needed more capacity.

So I cloned the SSD into one with 128gb capacity using the "Disks" application on Ubuntu (that comes pre-installed when you use the Ubuntu live boot (from usb in my case))

Now when I boot up, I get a screen I didn't get before and have to wait a few more minutes than normal. The screen I get is:
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If I press the "del" (delete) button, it shows some details about what it's doing:
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I don't know what this means and it would be helpful is someone could explain this behaviour and how to fix it.

(After waiting a few more minutes, the computer boots up as normal and working as expected. The SSD is successfully cloned)

update 1:

my /etc/fstab file looks like:

~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=6b1b7475-bcd1-426b-b60d-5488f952ef1a /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=bcd1-426b  /boot/efi       vfat    umask=0077      0       1

the output of the command sudo lsblk -o UUID,NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL,MODEL is:

[sudo] password for user: 
UUID                                 NAME   FSTYPE     SIZE MOUNTPOINT                   LABEL MODEL
                                     loop0  squashfs 143.8M /snap/code/52                      
                                     loop2  squashfs  15.3M /snap/deno/15                      
                                     loop3  squashfs  55.4M /snap/core18/1944                  
                                     loop4  squashfs 217.9M /snap/gnome-3-34-1804/60           
                                     loop5  squashfs   219M /snap/gnome-3-34-1804/66           
                                     loop6  squashfs 163.3M /snap/gitkraken/167                
                                     loop7  squashfs 149.8M /snap/code/53                      
                                     loop8  squashfs 161.1M /snap/gitkraken/168                
                                     loop9  squashfs 125.9M /snap/docker/471                   
                                     loop10 squashfs  97.9M /snap/core/10577                   
                                     loop11 squashfs  64.4M /snap/gtk-common-themes/1513       
                                     loop12 squashfs  95.8M /snap/rpi-imager/137               
                                     loop13 squashfs  95.8M /snap/rpi-imager/150               
                                     loop14 squashfs  31.1M /snap/snapd/10707                  
                                     loop15 squashfs  97.9M /snap/core/10583                   
                                     loop16 squashfs  64.8M /snap/gtk-common-themes/1514       
                                     loop17 squashfs    51M /snap/snap-store/518               
                                     loop18 squashfs    51M /snap/snap-store/498               
                                     loop19 squashfs  31.1M /snap/snapd/10492                  
                                     loop20           55.5M /snap/core18/1988                  
                                     sda             223.6G                                    CT240BX500SSD1
174D-C0A1                            ├─sda1 vfat       512M                                    
                                     ├─sda2              1K                                    
6b1b7475-bcd1-426b-b60d-5488f952ef1a └─sda5 ext4     223.1G /                                  
                                     sdb             465.8G                                    WDC_WDS500G2B0A-00SM50
C0FB-211B                            ├─sdb1 vfat       100M                                    
                                     ├─sdb2             16M                                    
C27AFBDE7AFBCD63                     ├─sdb3 ntfs     465.2G                                    
1A20494E20493255                     └─sdb4 ntfs       505M

i see that there is no match for bcd1-426b.

Best Answer

My wild guess is that it might be trying to mount an additional drive or partition that is not there, and it is waiting for a timeout.

Look at the /etc/fstab file and try to spot items there that you think are not valid. In case of doubt, feel free to amend your question.


I'm almost certain that the unique IDs of disks or partitions are different now than what your cloned system used to use.

The following command will reveal the current UUIDs of disks and partitions:


You might need to update the problematic entry in /etc/fstab with its current UUID.

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