Move your Ubuntu system in 3 simple steps

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Move your Ubuntu system to another computer in 3 simple steps


this will also move problems I don't recommend this just move key program installation files instead email firefox etc.




The same version of Ubuntu is installed on both machines. The architecture (32/64 bit) can be different.


Step 1: Store the list of installed packages


Run the following command on the source machine to store the installed packages names in ~/pkglist:sudo dpkg --get-selections | sed "s/.*deinstall//" | sed "s/install$//g" > ~/pkglist


Step 2: Transfer your config


Use scp or rsync or even a flash drive to transfer your home directory (~/*, ~/.*), the source list (/etc/apt/sources.list) and any other files you customized or installed (like apache config under /etc or softwares on /opt) from the source machine to the target one.


Step 3: Install packages


On the target machine run the following command in a failsafe terminal session to install your packages: sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install `xargs -a ~/pkglist`


That’s all folks!


Log into your new machine and keep working as if you were using the previous one.


Restarting samba with ubuntu 10.04


sudo service smbd restart




fire up the editor


crontab -e