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deepblue80
July 6th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Hi
i have an 80 gb ide hdd running Ubuntu 7.. i recently put in a new 250 GB sata hdd and installed ubuntu 8.04. how can i get my data from the previous 80 gb hdd when i boot from the new hdd running 8.04. i can see the 80gb as file media, in unmounted state. is it just copy and paste?

billgoldberg
July 6th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Hi
i have an 80 gb ide hdd running Ubuntu 7.. i recently put in a new 250 GB sata hdd and installed ubuntu 8.04. how can i get my data from the previous 80 gb hdd when i boot from the new hdd running 8.04. i can see the 80gb as file media, in unmounted state. is it just copy and paste?

Yes.

If you double click the icon, the drive should mount, then you can copy all data you want to the 250gb drive.

kestrel1
July 6th, 2008, 11:15 AM
You shouldn't have a problem, just mount the 80GB drive & copy the files over.

sayakb
July 6th, 2008, 11:17 AM
Ofcourse. Just copy and paste.
Suppose the old HDD has a device link /dev/sdb1
So mount it by:

sudo mkdir /media/disk
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/diskNow goto Places->Computer->disk->home->your previous username (in 7.10)
And copy everything to 8.04 home folder. (ie to /home/username/)

EDIT: Or.. err. just mount the partition by double clicking on it ;)

deepblue80
July 6th, 2008, 11:28 AM
thank ya all, thats what i thought initially but it crashed the first time. so i double checked. its working bril now :-)

sayakb
July 6th, 2008, 11:33 AM
If GUI seems to be crashing, you can copy it via the CLI:

cp -Riv /media/disk/home/oldusername /home/username