View Full Version : [ubuntu] new computer AND new version of Ubuntu, want to keep data

December 28th, 2008, 05:24 PM
My old computer went kerplooey (motherboard fried) and so I've gotten a new one. Since the hardware is different, I know I can't just slide my old hard drive in, but I'd like to keep my /home directory. My old computer ran Hardy.

Can I install Intrepid on the new computer and replace the /home directory with the /home directory from my Hardy machine, or is there anything version-specific in /home?

Also, will this keep most of my settings? I don't mind tinkering around a little bit, but it took a lot of work to get some things like my mouse/keyboard working on Hardy. I know a lot of things work out-of-the-box on Intrepid, but I'd rather not lose anything I don't have to!


December 28th, 2008, 06:10 PM
there will be version specific things, yes...

different version of firefox comes to mind.

what i would do in your shoes: install 8.10, and copy folders in your /home backup over one at a time and see if that program still works.