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Gegenzeit 03-26-2010 11:34 AM

Want to transfer my settings to usb-boot-stick (ubuntu), possible?
 
Hi,

I've (finally) succeeded in creating a bootable USB-Stick for Ubuntu. It even saves files and settings .... hurray ;) !

To the question: Is theire a way that I can transfer my desktop pc's settings to the Ubuntu running from the stick? Like, say, copying my home folder? Or would it be easier to just configure it manually?

Thanks

Jörg

PS: The stick has 16 gig,what would be a good size for the persistent file?

foodown 03-27-2010 12:38 AM

Say, for example, your home directory is /home/geg on your desktop, and you mount your stick to /mnt, and your home directory on the stick is also /home/geg, you could do a . . .
Code:

cp -rav /home/geg/.* /mnt/home/geg
That would transfer just about all of your custom settings for applications.

Gegenzeit 03-27-2010 06:54 AM

Thanks! I will give it a shot and report back as soon as I am

a) at my computer
b) one hour free for experiments

Jörg

PS: This would also transfer gnome-themes, desktop-background, compiz-settings, etc?


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