[SOLVED] Moving stuff from 18.3 to 19...

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[SOLVED] Moving stuff from 18.3 to 19...

Post by jackerbes » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:24 pm

I have acquired a new (used) laptop and have W7 and Mint 19 on it and working fine in a dual boot setup. The new laptop is a Toshiba with an AMD processor.

How much, if any, of all the apps and commands that I've added to the 18.3 install on a Lenovo with a i386 processor over the last two years or so can I move to the new 19 install? And how would I do it?

I was sort of wondering if moving the home partition to the new laptop's install would work or if maybe I should have moved the entire 18.3 install to the new laptop and then upgraded it to 19?

Any suggestions appreciated...

Jack
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Re: Moving stuff from 18.3 to 19...

Post by MrEen » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:04 pm

Hi Jack.

I just want to clear up something before anyone offers advice. You said "Lenovo with a i386 processor", which would be 32-bit, and your sig says "Mint 18.2 and 18.3 64-bit".

Can you confirm the Lenovo is running Cinnamon 64-bit?

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Re: Moving stuff from 18.3 to 19...

Post by catweazel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:38 pm

jackerbes wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:24 pm
I was sort of wondering if moving the home partition to the new laptop's install would work or if maybe I should have moved the entire 18.3 install to the new laptop and then upgraded it to 19?
You can do all that and more.

1) Use Clonezilla live to backup the old machine and restore to the new, then upgrade to 19. This option requires your destination HDD to be the same size or higher capacity than the source. You may experience issues with video.

2) Use Clonezilla live to backup only the old machine's home directory and restore it to the new machine, then install 19 using the Something else option so you can mount /home. Install and run Aptik on the old machine, copy its database to the new machine, then run Aptik on the new machine.

3) Backup your home directory's files on the old machine then copy them to the new machine after installing 19, then add your applications from the software manager.

Any of the 3 options above will work.
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Re: Moving stuff from 18.3 to 19...

Post by jackerbes » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:58 am

MrEen wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Hi Jack.

I just want to clear up something before anyone offers advice. You said "Lenovo with a i386 processor", which would be 32-bit, and your sig says "Mint 18.2 and 18.3 64-bit".

Can you confirm the Lenovo is running Cinnamon 64-bit?
It is a T520 with a dual core processor, running 64-bit version 18.3...


Jack
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Jack Erbes in Ellsworth, ME, USA

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Re: Moving stuff from 18.3 to 19...

Post by jackerbes » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:06 am

catweazel wrote:

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Any of the 3 options above will work.
That's everything I needed to know! Thanks.

For the record, the "new" laptop (Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7049) also has a new 1 TB hard drive in it so there is plenty of room for both the seldom used W7H install and the Mint Linux install.

And my weary old eyes will be treated to an upgrade to a 17" display from a 15" one.

Jack
Mint 18.2 and 18.3 64-bit, Cinnamon, Lenovo T520 laptop, ASUS Z-97 desktop, Samsung S6 Android phone
Jack Erbes in Ellsworth, ME, USA

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