Update: Solution found & shared in reply #11; If there is anything that is even better I'd still love to hear of it, please - so long as it is easy to use (as opposed to being complicated like Clonezilla, etc...) and aimed at desktop systems rather than being server oriented. (The 2 solutions I am currently using fit those specs quite well.) Original query follows: ************************ Hi Folks. Without getting overly specific, from years of doing it I know there are a bunch of really super easy & quick tools to clone that 'other' OS basically in a one-and-done manner. (i.e.: 'Drive Snapshot', etc...) Having "graduated" into a happier time of Linux (Ubuntu Mate) use, I have tried to narrow down the choices to some sort of similar solution that is quick, easy & GUI based rather than a whole bunch of strung out DD commands via the CLI. Yes, there are GUIs for DD, and I may end up just using one of those, but I am very much hoping that someone who knows more than myself will point me to something even better ?? For a while there was cloning heaven to be had via 'Redo Backup' - but it now seems abandoned & I've no idea if it will handle anything newer than 12.04 correctly. The back-story here for anyone who has read this far (Thanks !!): After a very busy 20+ year career as an independent consultant, aging & illness forced me to mostly retire. For a while now I have kept serving the needs of just a few hangers-on that became good friends during those other times. Of course all of them have heard of the wonders of using Linux from me over time & naturally became curious. That handful of folks have (all except 1) since become delighted Linux users. Now, the time has arrived for several of them to upgrade a bit & of course that means Ubuntu Mate 18.04 is the basis for all. Given that we're all also great fans of the really minimal & clean way that win2k pro operated, I do a number of small tweaks to sort of minimalize that already very clean OS - always the same tweaks, also: Given that all of our small 'group' use about the same apps for emailing, browsing, making some docs now & then, viewing photos, etc. and zero gaming or online chatting of any sort - I remove the apps that will just sit there unused - again - all the same for the lot of us. No worries about Linux waking up & struggling with driver issues as the h/w we use is not unusual or fancy - also no desire for raging hot speed as it is not needed as much as simplicity & reliability are preferred. (The setup I make has root, home & swap partitions as I've found that is all which we need.) The starting point for me is getting this all set up this way on a single PC - which is already about 98% done. My next desire is to get it sort of 'canned' - then to just blast it onto the other couple of PCs without having to fix GRUB2 as I've had to do in the past. Hopefully...as I said before - someone else here will have some helpful pointers allowing me to accomplish these things more quickly & easily without having to repeat the same actions over & over ?!? Thanks for any helpful replies.