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Cloning my Hard drive.

2 weeks ago I installed ubuntu and after my back-up hard drive failing I moved all my data onto the hard drive too. I have a Mac laptop and now my replacement hard drive has arrived. I was wondering ...
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Move data from others user accounts in my user account

I had problems with compiz setting and I make multiple accounts, now I want to transfer my information from all deleted users in my current account, some data I can not copy because I am not right to ...
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Packaging an application for distribution in Ubuntu Software Center

I am trying to package my app into a .deb file following the tutorial. Everything works fine as far as the application software goes, but I can't figure out how to install the sample data and config ...
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Ubuntu One showing far more data used than I have on my laptop

The folders on my laptop that I am synching with Ubuntu One contain 73.2 Mib of data. However Ubuntu One shows I am using 4.3 Gib! I am using Ubuntu One for Linux and have Ubuntu on my Android phone ...
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What's the best way to add native-looking links to my NTFS data partition?

I have many documents, backups, movies, photos which I have in a Windows data partition (D: drive) that is on the same box as my Ubuntu installation. I want to be able to use this from Ubuntu, with ...
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I need some data on the distribution of Ubuntu users

I'm a research scholar in JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi). Now I'm doing a paper in International Political Economy of Windows and Ubuntu. These are two similar products that use ...
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Evolution has lost all email data after upgrade to 11.04, is there a way to recover the data?

Evolution seems to have deleted all my emails after an upgrade to natty, is there a way I can recover this data? Is there some mystical folder somewhere that stores this data or should I just forgive ...
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How to migrate user settings and data to new machine?

I'm new to Ubuntu and recently started using it on my PC. I'm going to replace that PC with a new machine. I want to transfer my data and settings to the nettop. What aspects should I consider? ...
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Is it safe to rename special user folders?

I'd like to know if it's safe to rename user folders like "Desktop", "Documents", "Music" (I want them to start lowercase)? Are there any programs in a default installation of Ubuntu (10.10/11.04) ...
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Where does Zeitgeist store its data?

I want to move Zeitgeist data for a user from one computer to another. He uses Gnome Activity Journal, and it would be nice to move his history.
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What happens to LDAP user authentication and NFS home directory shares when away from the network?

At present I have several machines on the home network which are a mixture of static desktops and laptops. Its getting unmanageable for me and impractical for all of them to have local home ...
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Where do applications typically store data?

I was wondering if there was a standard location for storing user level application data. What I mean by that is stuff like Firefox bookmarks, Skype message history/password, etc. I'm asking because I ...
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Keeping multiple workstations in sync

I work with multiple computers for various reasons. I want to keep those computers in sync configuration wise. I already have a VCS based setup that allows me to manually update configurations on ...