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Old 11-24-2017, 05:23 PM   #1
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recovering home directory - hardware change


Okay I did not back anything up recently.
Today the CPU AMD A6-3420 blew up in my laptop
The data I want to recover is on my SSD in the unit running Zorin 9 LTS 3.13.0-135 generic kernel ( updated to this kernel on wednesday.
I will use an old intel desktop I have spare and probably load a newer version of Zorin on it .
What is the easiest way to get my home directory data into the new system?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 11-24-2017, 08:19 PM   #2
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Never used Zorin, but data is data. If you create the same user on the new system (and it gets the same uid/guid), simply mount the SSD partition at /home. Easy.
If not you may need to chown it (recursively).

If all that doesn't work, simpy cp/rsync it over. My sigline of course applies. - ignore that, the SSD is your backup now.

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