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 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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Cannot boot from SSD in ubuntu 15.10

I bought a new SSD and decided to migrate my Ubuntu(in HDD). /dev/sda (SSD) /dev/sdb (HDD) Using a Live USB I created a partition in SSD and copy /dev/sdb2(which is /) to /dev/sda1 using rsync -a. ...
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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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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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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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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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btrfs: Resultant copy is twice the size of source

I just got an SSD and wanted to migrate my current Ubuntu installation to take advantage of its performance. So I booted to an Ubuntu live CD, mounted source (ext4) and target (SSD, btrfs mounted ...
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Clone/Migrating internal HDD to SSD

I have a internal 500GB HDD but with only 6GB used. I want to migrate/clone this to a 240GB SSD that will be connected to my laptop through a HD dock. What is the easiest way? Thanks Nick
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Migrating contacts on Windows 10(thunderbird) to Ubuntu(thunderbird)

I have windows 10 on my computer together with Ubuntu 1404. windows 10 has been operating Outlook as email client and also has Thunderbird installed.Ubuntu 1404 is running on the same hdd virtually ...
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Migrate from Centos 7 to Ubuntu

How would one go about migrating from Centos 7 to Ubuntu without losing data? Or is it even relatively possible?
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu Firmware for Meizu MX4

I own a Meizu MX4 device with Flyme Firmware on it... I'm interested if there is a way to get and flash Ubuntu on it, because I would really like to try new Ubuntu OS? Thnx!
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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 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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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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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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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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Win 7 Migration

I have just built a kubuntu WS for a friend and did the right thing and took a full backup of the old windows software, including Documents, pictures and downloads etc using "Easy file Transfer" ...
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Migrate applications from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron laptop. But recently it has been crashed. Now i want to install Ubuntu 15.04. but i have already several software installed in Ubuntu 14.04. Is it ...
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Windows to Kubuntu migration with multiple encrypted disk

I am going to extend my system from Windows 7 x64 Pro to dual boot with Kubuntu 15.04. I am trying to figure out the migration strategy. My system has several TrueCrypt encrypted hard disks. One of ...
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Migrate Gitlab users from older gitlab version to newer?

I have a new ubuntu server 14.04 with gitlab 7.2 installed. The repos I copy as bare repos from my old server 12.04 with gitlab 6.x and do a rake import to make them work in the new version. But what ...
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kvm live migration across ubuntu hosts, how live is live?

I am exploring KVM live migration. I got three VMs running on VMWare workstation. Two of them are KVM hosts and one of them is NFS. The two KVM hosts are ubuntu 14, the one nfs also running ubuntu 14 ...