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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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 [duplicate]

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 ...
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Migrating the / volume?

After a hardware failure of the motherboard and subsequently a few disks, I am migrating the root partition over to another drive. However, given /dev and other peculiar locations I was wondering ...
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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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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 ...