Move Linux Mint from one PC to another?

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Move Linux Mint from one PC to another?

Postby derlinzer » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:35 pm

While my main PC is being repaired, i borrowed my brother's one and use Linux Mint as my main OS. I've installed and tweaked everything to my likes and don't want to go through all of this, when i get my main PC back from service.

So, is there an easy way to 'move' Linux Mint from one machine to another? With 'move' i mean copying from A to B, because the i've got to get everything from an old an slow IDE drive to a large and fast SATA drive.
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Re: Move Linux Mint from one PC to another?

Postby kansasnoob » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:05 pm

Well, there are two possible solutions. One is AptonCD which is installed in Mint by default. You'll find it in Control Center > System. Pretty darn good documentation here:

http://www.debianadmin.com/create-backu ... buntu.html

The other is Remastersys:

http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Remastersys
http://www.remastersys.klikit-linux.com/

Just a word of caution though! Unless the hardware is identical you can have serious problems so read all the documentation! I cooked an LCD monitor once because I had the previous system settings wrong for the new monitor!

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Re: Move Linux Mint from one PC to another?

Postby Shakkra » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:25 pm

kansasnoob wrote:Just a word of caution though! Unless the hardware is identical you can have serious problems so read all the documentation! I cooked an LCD monitor once because I had the previous system settings wrong for the new monitor!


he has the point, it might not even boot if that happens.
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Re: Move Linux Mint from one PC to another?

Postby MagnusB » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:25 am

The main issue is hardware compatibility, like you try to boot a nVidia xorg.conf into an ATi machine.. I would just wait until your computer gets back and configure it again, it shouldn't take long to get it up and running again. You can always move your themes over (/home/user/.themes/) and bookmarks (/home/user/.mozilla/) etc etc.
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