A bit of background first. My mint laptop is actually provided to me by my employer. Seeing as I'm hardly ever in the office I have wiped my "corporate" XP build and whacked mint on instead. (I did not bother with dual-boot; just reformatted the whole hdd) However, time has caught up with me and I have to say farewell to my laptop. My employer and Dell are in bed together so naturally all our current hardware gets upgraded/replaced with Dell machines and they have now cornered me to give me my new Dell (unknown model at this moment) and take back by beloved HP Compaq NC6000
Now, I have spent a lot of time and efford to get my mint machine the way I like it (of sorts) and I don't want to do the same with the replacement Dell and this is where Remastersys comes into play.
I have a LAN Storage drive of 500GB (same as a portable USB hard drive, but with a RJ45 network port) that I use as my home network dumping ground. Naturally, this is where I want to place my mint image so I can then place it on a DVD using my main PC. This is where I'm stuck.
My intention is to make an image of my current mint laptop, place it on my network file store, burn it to disc, then when i get the new lappy, repartition the hdd, making it dual boot and place my mint image on it.
...and away I go, having not loose any configurations, settings or anything else and its all on the new laptop!
Please help me out with step-by-step commands I'm supposed to use to get this done. Alternatively, if it cannot be done to and external drive, then just anyware on the current laptop would be fine, then i can just use nautilus afterwards to cut/paste the image to the external drive.
Hope I've provided enough info, else just let me know what else I need to provide. I'm aware that the display drivers might be a problem as my current machine uses ATI and Dell usually uses Nvidia. I do know that the dell laptop I'm getting issued with this week is one of those flashy/suave widescreen models, but that's all i know for sure about it.