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Gegenzeit 03-26-2010 11:34 AM

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

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?



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 . . .

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


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

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