I got the latest x64 beta a few hours after it became available. Installed it right away, spent a week or so customizing it for me, then realized I had a lot of work to do in Windows and needed to dual boot for a while. Installed Win 11 after getting elive setup right. Elive still booted just fine, I just had to choose it from the BIOS boot menu. I then used Clonezilla to saveparts (save partitions individually) on the entire drive, which was really just a total of around 160GB for both Win11 AND elive.
After I got the Windows work done I realized I would do a lot better by switching the then external 6TB HDD with my then internal 2TB HDD, at the same time as ditching Windows and using elive full time only.
First I imaged both drives, then switched them around so I now have the 6TB internal and the old 2TB is connected via USB. When I use the boot menu from the BIOS, it still gives me the 2TB drive as an option, including both the elive partition as well as the Windows boot manager.
So obviously the first thing I did was install the latest x64 elive beta from USB. I'm actually using Ventoy to choose the elive iso from a list of others, and it works fine that way. That booted stock just fine, so I rebooted to Clonezilla and restored the root and home partitions only (not the 16MB boot partition.)
Obviously elive didn't like that because it was booting to a drive that it wasn't installed to. Then I tried reinstalling elive, rebooting and restoring just the home partition. When I did that and tried to login to elive after rebooting, it just went back to the login screen over and over. If I tried a different password it would tell my that was incorrect, but when I got it right, the screen went black to start x, then went back to the login screen.
Basically I'm just trying to get all my old settings (apps installed, animated wallpaper set up, custom Enlightenment desktop menu, etc.) onto the 6TB drive with as little work as possible. I really did an awesome amount of setup and I don't really know everything I customized or installed can be recreated.
I really appreciate your help, thank you.
EDIT: Just realized that I also tried restoring the parts to a separate drive (8TB,) reinstalled elive, then just copied the files from the 8TB's restored home or root partitions. Tried copying just home directory (wouldn't login,) and tried home and root directories (wouldn't boot.)