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Old 11-25-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Just Installed Free 2007


Looks fine.
But, since I have a new harde drive I want to import my Thunderbird mail settings over to the new install. I have both drives installed, but I guess I have to mount the old one.
How can I do that and then import my mail?
 
Old 11-25-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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Your thunderbird settings will be found in your /home/yourusername directory. I don't use thunderbird here, but mozilla settings are in .mozilla, firefox settings are in .mozilla/firefox, and so I would suspect that thunderbird settings will be found either in .mozilla/thunderbird, or in .thunderbird, or perhaps in .mail or in .Mail.

Look in those places, and when you find it, just copy the directory to the new HD and all will be well. Actually, I would think you would be moving your entire /home/ anyway.
 
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Your thunderbird settings will be found in your /home/yourusername directory. I don't use thunderbird here, but mozilla settings are in .mozilla, firefox settings are in .mozilla/firefox, and so I would suspect that thunderbird settings will be found either in .mozilla/thunderbird, or in .thunderbird, or perhaps in .mail or in .Mail.

Look in those places, and when you find it, just copy the directory to the new HD and all will be well. Actually, I would think you would be moving your entire /home/ anyway.

good point and good idea.
My problem is, how do I mount the second hard drive so I can see it in 2007?
 
Old 11-25-2006, 04:56 PM   #4
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Shut down the system, plug the drive into a free IDE position, and power the system up. Linux will find it. If you don't have a free IDE position, just disconnect a CDROM drive and use that position. If it is a SATA drive, you should have space for it anyway.
 
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Shut down the system, plug the drive into a free IDE position, and power the system up. Linux will find it. If you don't have a free IDE position, just disconnect a CDROM drive and use that position. If it is a SATA drive, you should have space for it anyway.

that's exactly what I did.

BUT, I don't know where it is. I mean, I don't know where it mounted that drive. Hehe... Like Me car keys, I can't findit.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 05:39 PM   #6
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from a command line, take a look at the /etc/fstab file, which tells you all your mountpoints.

Or, from a command line, take a look at the contents of the /mnt directory - it should be one of those.

Or, from KDE, open the "my computer" desktop icon. This should also show it.

Where did you connect it? hda is primary master; hdb is primary slave; hdc is secondary master; hdd is secondary slave. Should show up as one of those. You do have it jumpered correctly, right?

To make sure it is really connected and detected, as root from a command line, look at the file /var/log/dmesg. This file has information on all hardware that was detected on system startup.
 
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from a command line, take a look at the /etc/fstab file, which tells you all your mountpoints.

Or, from a command line, take a look at the contents of the /mnt directory - it should be one of those.

Or, from KDE, open the "my computer" desktop icon. This should also show it.

Where did you connect it? hda is primary master; hdb is primary slave; hdc is secondary master; hdd is secondary slave. Should show up as one of those. You do have it jumpered correctly, right?

To make sure it is really connected and detected, as root from a command line, look at the file /var/log/dmesg. This file has information on all hardware that was detected on system startup.

only thing in mnt is cdrom, crrom2 and floppy.
in KDE under devices there is 237G Media, 8.4G media.

I connected it ont he IDE master channel 1.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 08:26 PM   #8
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Ok, I got it. I have the drive mounted and now I'm copying all my por... Er, financial files.
Yeah, that's it.
Now I have two more things I have to do... get Win32 codecs working and Samba...
 
  


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