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I have been using Fedora 7 for a while and I liked it. I had everything working fine, so I don't know why I decided to upgrade to Fedora 8, but I did.
Unfortunatley, I had so many new conflicts, and missing dependencies (and, possibly conflicting repositories,as well), that I was never able to get any updates. Someone told me that I should uninstall everything that was in conflict, but that turned out to be my downfall, as I tried to do this, and lost most of my software, and after rebooting, I was never able to start x (err-something too fast. ) I was only able to access the installation from level3.
So, I got another hard drive and did a clean (new) installation of Fedora 8. This was successful, and with a lot of help and a lot of patience, I was able the mount the old installation (that won't startx), so that I can view all the files. My plan is to move the data from the old installation to the new one.
My Question IS: How can I get the email, and contacts from the (bad)old installtion of Fedora, into the Evolution on the new intalltion. I'm sure the data is there, but I can't find any way to restore it. I would appreciate any help.
By the way, I don't see anyway to archive the data from the old, since I can't start gnome on that installtion.
Sorry to hear that Fedora is giving you troubles. As far as getting your email contacts go I don't know what to tell you as I don't often use Fedora, but I can tell you that archiving your data and moving it from drive to drive is quite simple and can be achieved from the command line. If you're looking to package some data up so that it can be easily moved from place to place, try creating a tar archive from the data. You can do that by going to a directory and issuing the command
tar -cf archivename.tar directory1 file2 etc...
All you have to do is create a name for your new tarball and then append the names of all files you want to keep in it to the end of the command. After you do that you should end up with a tarball archive in the current directory. You can then compress that to save disk space using gzip or bzip2 as follows