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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Replaced Windows 7, but where did my old files go?

Ok, let me start by saying that I know nothing about Linux and that I switched because I was sick and tired of windows. So I had Windows 7 on my C: drive and I chose to replace it with Ubuntu 12.10. ...
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How can I migrate from asingle Ubuntu install to Ubuntu as a VM on Win8?

I want to migrate from Ubuntu 12.04 Stand Alone to Ubuntu 12.04 as a virtual machine on a Windows 8 host - preferably with VirtualBox. What strategies can you propose to take over as much data and ...
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Is there a way on ubuntu to keep offline files like in windows?

In windows there is a option when you browse network folders that copies selected files to local disk. Then you can work with those files, create, modify, delete and when you are in the same network ...
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Migrate Ubuntu Studio 12.0.4 To New Machine Also Using Ubuntu 12.0.4

I have been attempting to find the proper avenue to migrate my Ubuntu Studio 12.0.4 (Low Latency) user account, settings, and programs. My MAC is running a virtual Machine with the prior Ubuntu ...
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How to migrate to KDE?

In the next few weeks I'm going to be seriously trying KDE. I've noticed that I'm slowly ripping more and more out of the default Ubuntu system so I can stick with one panel on the bottom of the ...
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Save Windows 8 Files and Install Ubuntu

I would like to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I am new to Ubuntu and therefore have some questions: 1.My hardware is Acer Emachines Intel Celeron T3000 1.8 3 Gig of Ram and Native Intel Intergrated ...
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Ubuntu 10.2 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS migration with mdadm (software RAID)

I am very hesitant to push the "Upgrade" button that I see in my Software Updates program. The reason for this is the fact that my server is configured as Backup server with software raid. Is there ...
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Migration from Ubuntu to Mint [closed]

I'd like to migrate from Ubuntu 12.10 to Mint 14, but it's important that I keep everything which is in my /home directory. Will it work if I just put the directory on a USB stick, then replace the ...
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Migration failed in ubuntu 11.04 [closed]

Unable to migrate Error:operation failed:migration to 'tcp:cloud:49154' failed migration failed
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What is the best way to migrate a Mail server?

I have a Plesk panel mail server with used hard disk space of 480GB out of a total of 900GB. I would like to migrate the plesk panel and data to a new server on raid 1 hard drives(600GB). The mail ...
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How know if migrate Wubi to partition is successful

I run this script https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi and reveiced a message : Found Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (12.04) on /dev/sda7 ... migration completed successfully. Then i restarted ...
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Need help migrating from Wubi

I know this question has been asked, but I am looking for specific help with my partition selection. I want to migrate my install from wubi to be a dual boot. When I installed it I choose a small, ...
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Do all my files, Office, and Outlook transition when I install Ubuntu?

When I install Ubuntu, do I keep access to all my Windows Vista files (Word, Excel, etc.) and documents (photos, etc.), and do I keep all my Outlook data (history, address list, etc)?
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What precautions should I take when moving a hard drive from one computer to another?

I'm planning to move a hard drive from one server machine to another. The hard drive is an IDE drive. The motherboards are different, as are the memory and such. In this instance, graphics isn't a ...
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Using keyring restored from other system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore Gnome Bookmarks with passwords I have recently had a severe hard disk failure and so had to rescue my keyring(/home/username/.gnome2/keyrings) from the failed ...
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Where is my imported Windows account data?

I've just successfully installed my brand new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit, dual booting with Windows 7. During the installation, I choose to import my existing Windows account but now I'm unable to find ...
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Installing UBUNTU on a PC with win 8 and win 7 and just remove win 8 [closed]

i have a PC with win 7 and win 8 consumer preview, i downloaded UBUNTU 12 and want to replace win 8 by Ubuntu without removing win 7 and erasing my hard disk and i also don't have any option to ...
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How to migrate passwords from Kwallet to the GNOME keyring?

I migrated from KDE to Unity desktop. So all my passwords I used with Chromium and Iron-browsers are stucked in Kwallet. How to access passwords from Kwallet inside Unity? Maybe there is way that ...
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Migrating fonts from old to new server

I have an "old" Ubuntu 11.10 server. I have a new (Amazon EC2) Ubuntu 11.10 server. I can only access them through the command line. How can I migrate all the installed fonts from the old machine to ...
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Migrating a Wubi install and Drivers, and data when the Wubi install is messed up

I accidentally installed a non-functional video driver using the Jockey tool. That lead to me only seeing this on a reboot. Which leads to my question: I read up on migrating my Wubi install, and I ...
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How to migrate the whole system to a new machine?

I use ubuntu to deal with daily job. Now I buy a new laptop, and I want to migrate my whole system(programs, packages, data, settings, etc) to the new machine. I know I can copy my home folder to new ...
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How do I migrate shotwell tags to clean installation?

I have Shotwell installed in 11.10. When 12.04 comes out I will do a clean install as usual but I would like to not have to redo all those tags. Is that possible and if so how?
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Migrate windows 7 network drive to Ubuntu 11.10 for use as a file server

On my network (7 computers with windows 7 Pro) one of the computers has a partitioned HDD and sharing that partition as a network drive for all other users to access. All other computers have a that ...
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An easy way to switch from Apache to Nginx

I use nginx as DAV server and apache which hosts a frontend to backuppc. I'd like to make nginx host the frontend insead of apache. But I don't have a clue how to translate apache settings to nginx ...
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How to migrate gedit settings?

So I've just had to do a reinstall and as part of that process, I'm starting a new account to remove some of the crufty config I've built up over time. I've been fairly successful cherry-picking ...
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Can I boot off of a .vdi file?

I am using windows 7 as a host & have ubuntu vdi file. Which I created using Virtual Box & installed the Ubuntu OS in ubuntu.vdi file. Now I want to boot Ubuntu Directly on my hardware. that ...
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How do I get rid of Windows during Wubi migration?

So I read How do I migrate to a real partition, and/or get rid of Windows entirely?, but nowhere does it tell me how I go about replacing windows entirely. Is there a simpler/faster way than making ...
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Rsync permission issues via SSH

I am backing up a networked server via SSH. Unfortunately, I can't seem to figure out how to get root access to the networked server with Rsync. I am using the following command to perform the backup: ...
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Will my files be compatible if I migrate to Ubuntu?

i am thinking of migrating my windows 7 to ubuntu 11.10, i want to know if my documents microsoft word microsoft excel pdfs audio (mp3, wav) video i made some in a avi format i got some from the ...
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How to migrate from Banshee to Rhythmbox?

As it has been decided, Ubuntu Precise 12.04 will feature Rhythmbox as the default music player. I am aware, that it does not mean that I will not be able to use Banshee, nevertheless I would like to ...
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Migrate FTP users from one server to another

I have a situation where I have ~10 FTP users, and I need to migrate them from one server (server A) to another (server B). The userdata (so their files) are in /home/<username>, so moving that ...
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How do I restart Evolution's mail migration?

The Oneiric update on my mother's computer required a migration to a new email storage format on the first evolution start. Unfortunately, the migration crashed in the middle and only a small part of ...
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How to migrate from Evolution with Maildir to Thunderbird [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migrating from Evolution to Thunderbird After Upgrading to 11.10 Evolution convert at first start the my Mails into the Maildir format. Now I want to change my Mail ...
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Help restoring partitions

I need some help. I have two partitions: one is / and the other is Home. I have an image created with Clonezilla of my partition /. If I want a fresh install of Ubuntu can I seth the path to my ...
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How to port email from evolution to thunderbird?

I updated ubuntu to 11.10 using the update notification. I am also switching from Xubuntu to ubuntu - gnome interface. I have been using evolution for years and would like to port the emails to ...
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Manually migrate from evolution to thunderbird

After installing 11.10, evolution stayed the default mail client on my system. I guess that is because I (a) already had thunderbird installed for a test-drive a while ago and/or (b) I had evolution ...
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How to migrate from Ubuntu 11.04 to 10.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? (GNOME) I must migrate from Ubuntu 11.04 32bit to Ubuntu 10.04 32bit. What are my choices? I'm thinking about a clean ...
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How can I migrate my data from Evolution to Thunderbird? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migrating from Evolution to Thunderbird Since it will be the new standard email-client in the upcoming distribution, I thought about taking a look at Thunderbird. Now ...
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What should I consider when moving from Gnome to Xfce?

As Ubuntu and Gnome gets modernized, Xfce begins to look like a natural replacement for the "conservative Gnome" that many are used to. And even if the modern desktops are nice, some people will ...
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Window 7 to Ubuntu migration [closed]

My company is moving from windows to Ubuntu. Please suggest Free alternative for Canonical landscape .(free) Antivirus as per Windows security team norms. I know antivirus not needed in linux. ...
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Fast and reliable way to move directories from one HDD to another

I'm looking for a fast and reliable way to move some chosen directories from one HDD to another. The case is as follows. I'm getting a new desktop system which will replace my old desktop. I want to ...
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Parallel Installation of Ubuntu, Wubi and Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 installed on a Notebook. Because I wanted to experiment with Ubuntu without loosing my Windows 7 configuration I installed the Wubi Version of Ubuntu inside of Windows 7. Since things ...
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How to move wifi passwords to a new installation

I have an Acer Aspire ZG5 netbook which is currently running Jolicloud, but I've decided it isn't for me and plan to switch to Lubuntu or Xubuntu. However, I do lot of travelling and have many saved ...
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Moving SSH keys from Ubuntu

I have set up SSH keys on my Ubuntu machine (10.04) and now I am moving to Debian. On the Debian machine, do I generate new SSH keys corresponding to my username or is it possible to (and is OK) if ...
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Migrate apps from Ubuntu to Fedora

Hi I have Ubuntu on my machine with several apps installed and lots of configurations made, but I want to test fedora 15 (when it comes). the problem is that I dont want (and cant) install same apps ...
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Script to migrate unix users and groups

I'm migrating my Ubuntu 8.10 Server to 10.04. Is there any script to migrate users /etc/passwd and groups /etc/group along with password /etc/shadow from one server to another?
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Is there a foolproof and easy way of determining which debs meant for ubuntu will install on debian

I have used ubuntu for a long time, and have collected a lot of Ubuntu .deb packages which I may need for future installs. Most of these are grabbed from outdated or obsolete PPAs or from outside ...
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Migrate ldap to another server

I have ubuntu(8.10) ldap server running. I am migrating from my old servers to ubuntu 10.04.2 server and I have set up almost all freshly on the new servers. How could I perfectly migrate ldap to the ...
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How to migrate from Wubi to a regular installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I recently installed Ubuntu through Wubi and I love it enough that I am ready to ditch Windows! My set up is like this: ...
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Migrating from Evolution to Thunderbird

I would really like to switch over to Thunderbird from Evolution. I have had a look around and haven't found a good up to date how to for migrating. I have quite a lot of emails and filters and would ...