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Old 03-26-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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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?
Old 03-26-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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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.
Old 03-27-2010, 05:54 AM   #3
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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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