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Old 06-26-2005, 10:11 AM   #1
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moving users with passwords to a new distro


I'm in need of installing newer distro. Currently the system is running on some old PLD. I'm going to install Slackware 10.1. But i must move all users and their passwords to the new system.
How can i do this? Does copying of passwd,group, shadow etc. to new system is enough to work?

Thanks for help
 
Old 06-26-2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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That will work... but I suggest you do a selective copy of things... Only copy over the groups and users you've added and don't just blindly copy the whole file over. It is possible the old system had different uid/gid's for the systems users and that the new system has extra system users the old one didn't have. You don't want to screw those up.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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OK, so i'll try to copy the users i've added,
thanks for your advice
 
Old 06-26-2005, 01:38 PM   #4
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You may also need homedirs with correct owners, but that shouldn't be hard.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 02:06 PM   #5
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thx for your concern Mara, but i know that ;P (i wcale nie expie na forum )
 
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