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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If you tried to use Ubuntu then went back to your old OS, why did you do so? [closed]

Over the past few years I've been dipping in and out of Ubuntu every so often because I believe in the idea. However, there have always been factors that have made me give up and return to either ...
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How can I most easily migrate all my apps and settings from one Ubuntu install to another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to migrate user settings and data to new machine? I'll be setting up 10.04 on three computers and don't want to go through and manually download and configure all ...
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What do windows' users like most after migrating into Ubuntu? [closed]

This question is not deleted because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask ...
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Migrating from Mac to Ubuntu, What will I miss? [closed]

this is my first question (in askubuntu). I'm about to try Ubuntu for the first time (First time to take it seriously actually). I love my Mac but don't want to be closed minded, nor closed source ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to migrate Tomboy Notes from a previous installation?

I used Tomboy on a previous installation, however the Ubuntu One sync had stopped working (I had upgraded through several versions of Tomboy, and during that time I believe the storage system ...
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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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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 do I port my settings from my Desktop to Laptop

I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my desktop box. I have got a new laptop and I will be using it from now on. But I will have to do the setup all over again (setting up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What do I need to do to backup&restore (copy) users when migrating from one Ubuntu Box to another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade while keeping home partition Scenario: New PC with fresh Ubuntu installation (10) + Old PC with Ubuntu (8) Want to copy the old users' setting+files onto the ...
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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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Move RAID1 to new machine [closed]

I have an older server with / on one hard drive and /srv on a RAID1 partition, which I remember took some time to set up (I set it up after the installation). I will be installing Ubuntu 10.04 onto a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...