Questions about how to switch from one setup to another. For example, this could be about how to move data from one program or OS to another, or how one can ease the transition between different desktop environments. This is a broad topic and more specific tags should be used alongside this one.

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XP to 14.04 migration [duplicate]

my puter: 2.3 ghz sempron, 4 g ram, 500gb hd, nvidia 6100 nforce405 chipset/gt240 gc, win xp. I want to know if i can run 14.04 64 bit ubuntu.
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Migrate from wamp to lamp

I'm well experienced with WAMP, now it's time for LAMP. I have very little knowledge with linux, just finished setting up the OS. My questions are, basically: is there any difference between ...
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Switch from 14.10 to 14.04.1 LTS.

I installed the wrong version. I tried to create the USB drive but my laptop froze while booting with the USB drive. I even burned the DVD for 14.04.1 LTS but it didn't give me the option to install ...
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Migrate Mint->Ubuntu

Is there a fairly clean way to migrate from Mint (Petra, Cinnamon, 64bit) to Ubuntu (14.04 LTS, Gnome, 64bit) without losing most of my setup and application installs? FWIW, /var and /home are on ...
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After installing Ubuntu Windows-8 is gone, How to get back access?

Today I installed Ubuntu on my computer, and I thought, It would install Ubuntu beneath the already installed Windows installation. But I cannot access and start Windows any more. Can someone please ...
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Migrating program files and projects from windows7 to Ubuntu

Is it possible to import program files projects (C/C++ and fortran) files application software already saved or installed from windows7 system and its desktop to Ubuntu 14.04 without any damage?
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migrate from Thunderbird to Evolution without re-downloading IMAP mails

I have about 3GB mails hold for offline usage in my thunderbird and it would take quite a while on a slow iinternet connection to re-download them all again in evolution. Is there a way to install ...
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Logical Volume resizing issues after migrating to SSD

I have recently been upgrading a machine that I built out of recycled/reclaimed/reused parts and have managed to lay my hands on an SSD. As it would provide a major speed boost over the ancient IDE ...
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Migrate from 14.04 to 14.04.1 LTS

I was using 12.04 LTS on my laptop for a few years and early this year (2014) my laptop died and I got a new one. Unfortunately I could not restore my backup image as some of the new hardware ...
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What is the best way to migrate to Ubuntu from CentOS 6.5?

Used Fedora until Gnome 2 vanished and MATE was not yet fully functional. Migrated to CentOS(now 6.5), and am now building a new machine, wondering if I should try returning to Fedora(19) now that ...
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Toasted install, migrating users/data to 2nd install?

My Ubuntu 13 install went flaky after behaving well for quite a while. I tried upgrading to Ubuntu 14, and ended up in either the "black screen on boot" state (fix by ctrl-alt-F1 for a terminal, then ...
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How to migrate(change) from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu Server?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop version, I would like to use Ubuntu 14.04 Server. Is it possible to migrate (change) from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu server without losing any data which is ...
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Backup software sources and reinstall: get latest versions of installed programs from the repository for new distribution

I'm migrating from 12.04 to 14.04. I have already backed up my installed software sources in 12.04 using sudo cp -R /etc/apt/sources.list* ~/ command from this question - Best way to backup all ...
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Going from 2 partitions to one [duplicate]

I have partitions set up as in this image: I would like /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 to be merged together, e.g. all the contents of my /home directory on /dev/sda3 get moved onto /dev/sda2, so that ...
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Unable to migrate vm from redhat to ubuntu using virsh migrate

I'm unable to migrate the VM from Redhat to Ubuntu using the virsh migrate due to following error. Any suggestions on how to debug this issue. virsh migrate --live --verbose --persistent vm1 ...
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migrating ubuntu system to a different machine

I wish to migrate my Ubuntu system, the source system to an existing Ubuntu system, the target system. They run 12.04 and 14.04 respectively. Basically, I want all (or most if that is the best we can ...
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Personal Package Archive (PPA) export

I plan to upgrade a machine from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. I explore the best way to export the Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository list and import it back after the migration? Does backing-up ...
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Can I Recover Firefox and Tor Bookmarks?

I will be going back to Windows, because after months of dealing with Linux, I realized it's not for me. In short, right now Linux won't present the login screen. There are things I want to save ...
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Is there a way to copy installed application into another OS?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 on both of My Laptop and PC. I've installed many applications on my PC. I don't want to download all these apps again and reinstall them on Laptop. What method should I take to ...
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Migrating from Windows XP to Ubuntu

I have a 5 year old notebook computer. It uses Windows XP, and as you might know, this OS now has no support at all. It has a 1.60GHz, 0.98GB of RAM. What would you guys recommend me , in order for ...
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using rsync between 2 ubuntu servers having a folder with SPACE in the name, how to make it work?

I used rsync alot, but never found out how to copy a folder which had a space in the name. like this : sudo rsync -rv myuseraccount@192.168.xxx.xx:/data/svn/my folder /data/svn/ i tried already ...
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how to export an ssl certificate from one to another server? Server migration

I have an ssl certificate on one server and i am migrating this machine. Can I simply copy paste that certificate? When I have ssl mods installed and enabled? On the old server I use apache and on ...
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Users can't login after migrating to new server

I am setting up a new Ubuntu Server 13.10 and copied over the user passwords and home directories from my old server (12.10) following the instructions I found here. Unfortunately now I can't login to ...
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Reinstall drivers after migration to different hardware (12.04)

I've extracted HDD with existent 12.04 installation out of one laptop and plugged it in another laptop. Then I upgraded kernel from 3.2 to 3.8. Now I can see that some hardware features does not work ...
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Migrate from Opensuse to Ubuntu

I have been tasked by my job to upgrade their opensuse environment to ubuntu. I am a novice level linux user (ive only really played/studied with ubuntu) and I honestly dont even know where to start. ...
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Moving from elementary OS to Xubuntu

One of my Pcs is dualbooted between elementary os luna running on kernel 3.11 and xubuntu 3.10. Elementary os is no longer booting correctly, it's booting into tty. I am unable to connect to the ...
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Can I have both postfix and exim installed?

I have an ubuntu mail server that I want to migrate from exim to postfix. This server has 2 ip addresses. My question is simple: can I have both postfix and exim installed, listening in different ...
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Copying Linux partition from an HDD to a SSD

OK, I have a laptop with an HDD drive and I also have a SSD drive. I would like to replace the former with the latter without having to reinstall everything. What I found after a bit of research was ...
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Is there script to migrate from mac

I am thinking to migrate from OS~X to Ubutun. I am making a list of alternate software I need ... all is ok. But ... is there any script which migrate all my own data from my mac home folder to ...
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Migrate Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to different hardware

I have a server with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. The server works for about 3 years with no critical problems. And you know “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. But for the last several months I faced the ...
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How to get a list of installed applications without booting into Ubuntu?

I have a laptop whose HDD is dying and has become read only. I can't boot the system into Ubuntu but I can read the Ubuntu partition using a live disk. Is there any way that I can get a list of ...
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Is UBUNTU ready for the surge of (possible) new users? [closed]

With Windows XP Professional (SP3) coming to EOL. Is Ubuntu ready to welcome a surge of new windows users? The first thing people will want to know is, can they run their existing software on Ubuntu. ...
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Copy Server/Applications Settings and Data to New Ubuntu Install

So here's where I'm at: I've had Ubuntu Server 12.04 install on a 250GB drive for a while, and I've spent some time getting it configured properly with a number of programs. I want to migrate the ...
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Migrate server with Clonezilla to larger disk

I have a virtual Ubuntu server with a 40 GB hdd. I used Clonezilla and created an disk image of that server. The reason I want to clone it is because of disk space (I need more). The other server is ...
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How can I read GSettings values from a filesystem backup?

I have a complete filesystem backup from an old Ubuntu installation. I'd like to retrieve some data from it that was stored via GSettings, e.g. my old GNOME Terminal color selections or the commands ...
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Migration to Linux. Files readability. File systems

My idea is the following: I want to migrate from win7 to Linux, specifically Ubuntu. As I know the file systems of the two OS are different - NTFS and the Linux one I don't know... I want to put my ...
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Installing Ubuntu on existing RAID 1 with complete rebuild

My desktop machine is currently running Windows XP (32 bit) on an AMD Sempron processor. For various reasons, this is far from satisfactory, & my plan is to do a complete rebuild, with Ububtu (64 ...
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How to move Ubuntu from one disk to another while keeping windows (using clonezilla?)

My current system drive is shared with windows and is running out of space. I have lots of programs installed and settings made in my Ubuntu system so I would really like to not have to re-install and ...
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Migrate Ubuntu to smaller partition [duplicate]

I have a 320 GB HDD, and I want to migrate my Ubuntu system to a 60 GB SSD I bought. I have an ext4 root partition and a swap partition. The root partition has 314 GB, but my files take up 50 GB, the ...
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Switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu

I have a computer, below are the specs: RAM: 1GB DDR2 Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz Network Adapter: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (Ethernet) 500GB IDE HDD The computer is ...
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Ubuntu to Lubuntu migration using only apt-get (for Ubuntu 13.04)

I know this question has been covered many times in blogs and here, but because it depends on the version, and I couldn't find anything for 13.04, I need to ask it here. So here it goes - I have ...
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How can I import data from one Ubuntu version (say 11.04 ) to 12.04.?

I want to import some bookmarks, browser history, and contents of my home directory. I have both 11.04 and 12.04 installed on my system. Is there any way to import my data from older version?
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How do I convert my Blackberry contacts to a standard format?

I want to migrate from Blackberry (RIP). How do I convert my contacts to a standard format?
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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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How to use Redatam (statistics program) with Ubuntu, or recomend alternative [closed]

I use 12.04 LTS and currently use Redatam which is a Windows-only statistics program. It doesn't really work well with Wine, so I'm looking for an alternative. Can you tell me if there is a similar ...
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Help Lost Ubuntu operating system and data

I need help in how to recover my Ubuntu, I lost the entire operating system. I was using the windows booting system with wubi. My system is asking me to reinstall windows, I do not want to do this, I ...
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Migrating Ubuntu Music Library to an External Hard Drive?

I have a very small internal hard drive, and I want to migrate my music library to an external hard drive. How would I do this?
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Wubi Migration: Grub does not boot

I migrated from a wubi install on a SSD (dev/sda), with the virtual disk on a separate drive (/dev/sdb), to a brand new partition on the separate drive I recall during me running the wubi-move ...
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Migrating root.disk problem

My ubuntu 11.10 got corrupted today. I had installed it using wubi installer I copied root.disk file from there. Now I installed ubuntu 11.10 using wubi on different computer.Can I use my older ...
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Fixing grub menu after migrating wubi to partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via Wubi a couple of weeks ago, and today used the script on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi to move it to a new partition. Now I'm having a bit of confusion ...