so i just installed Ubuntu 11.10 to my main hard drive. i have a couple of questions.
the main question being, how do i copy over all the programs and settings from the persistent usb that i got settled in with, to the new hard drive install?
second question/scenario: i had a 160gig as my main. power flickered on and off really rapidly the other day. pc is fine, slaved 40 gig was fine, but now the 160gig sounds like it has sand in when i shake it. pc wont recognize it at all. so i've made the 40 gig my main for now. i have another 20 gig, but cant get them to both be recognized by the comp. tried putting them on two different IDE cables. i'm a little confused on what i should have the jumpers set to. i tried setting the 40 gig's jumper to Master, and the 20 gig to Slave, but the pc doesn't like it. basically what i'm asking for is some advice on the jumper settings. both of these are small, old drives. that 20 gigs more is a blessing on this old piece of junk. could really use some advice please.