View Full Version : [ubuntu] can i charge my PC backup.tgz to laptop?

January 31st, 2009, 12:13 AM
hey every one,

i did backed up my PC OS (ubuntu) and i want it on my laptop as well, as i have it all configured and like it.
can i do that with my laptop (core2duo) hardware being totally different from PC (Intel Pentium 4) both i86. Can I??

much thanks in advance....

February 1st, 2009, 05:07 PM
You can try it. There are likely to be some problems with drivers, particularly video chip differences, so you'd likely have to run things like sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg afterwards.

If most of the setup your care about relates to user desktop stuff and which applications are installed, there is an intermediate option. You can do a minimal install (desktop or server) to the laptop, use dpkg --get-selections on the desktop to get a list of what packages are installed, use dpkg --set-selections to import it on the laptop, and copy in your desktop home directory.

If you have a lot of modified daemon configuration files under /etc the migration would be trickier.