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January 9th, 2010, 12:06 AM
i am trying to install ubuntu 9.04 on quite a few computers. all the computers need the same applications that i already have, as well as settings such as panel shortcuts and color schemes. there are no files like music or pictures, just applications already installed. i have all this on a bootable flash drive. all settings are saved. if i install from the flash drive will the settings transfer to the computer i am installing it on? if not, is there another way to copy all settings and apps or do i have to manually install everything on each computer?

i appreciate any help.

January 9th, 2010, 06:59 AM
Make sure you combine the settings files into one tar.gz file, then unpack that to the target home folder. That way, you preserve the permissions and ownership flags.

See: http://library.gnome.org/users/file-roller/2.28/file-roller-creating.html.en