I have been using ubuntu 14.10 from a persistent liveUSB on my laptop (that is running windows) for the past one week, and have installed some tools and saved some files on the USB. Now, I have a new PC on which I am planning to install ubuntu from this same persistent liveUSB using the "install ubuntu 14.10" application. This way, would I be able to transfer all the tools and files I have downloaded?


You can copy the files but if you install it will install the default ubuntu desktop without any additional tools or packages.

Probably the easiest way to transfer the files is to first do the install, then before you reboot, mount your fresh install and copy the files.

Assuming you install Ubuntu onto /dev/sda1

sudo -i
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
cp your_data /mnt/home/your_new_user

Then boot your fresh install, you may need to change ownership of the files

sudo chown your_user:your_user -R ~your_user
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  • Thanks! And I assume, those tools that I installed will need to be manually re-installed? – GuSuku Dec 20 '14 at 3:10
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    yes, but that should be rather trivial, you know what you want, just use apt-get or the software center – Panther Dec 20 '14 at 3:19

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