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Old 07-08-2004, 09:19 AM   #1
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migrate from one machine to a new one


My employer has been so nice to give me a new HP NC6000 to replace my aging omnibook 6100.

I've just about finished installing mandrake 10 on the new laptop (sound isn't working yet but that's another story) and I was wondering what would be the best way to migrate. Should I simply copy my home directory and other data directories? Or are there additional things I shoul remember?
Old 07-08-2004, 09:43 AM   #2
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As long as everything you want is in your home directory that is all you will need to do.
Old 07-08-2004, 11:10 AM   #3
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pretty much.

Ok, tnx!
Old 07-08-2004, 03:57 PM   #4
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Well, except

You may just want to actually have a look at the contents of the folder. I did the same a while back and had some bizarre reactions from some .kde and Evolution setup files from the /home/-folder. I had installed both on the new system and the files from the previous system messed with the new one.
Old 07-12-2004, 10:43 AM   #5
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I backed up the . folders but kept them in a seperate location. I've configured evolution from scratch. Only problem I've run into so far is that I forgot to copy my signature script.


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