View Full Version : [SOLVED] Going from xu9.04 to U10.04, somebody check me

November 24th, 2010, 03:38 PM
Toshiba Satellite
am using a slightly buggy Xubuntu 9.04, want to do a new install of Ubuntu 10.04lts. I stuck with the 9.04xfce environment for this long because it was a real pain to get my Atheros 9004 wifi card to work, and I didn't want to go through that again. But 10.04 seems to use my wifi card right out of the box, so here goes.
I'm planning on putting my entire HOME directory (61gb) on an external hard drive, but I'm concerned about where my Firefox and Thunderbird files are saved. What do I need to do to save bookmarks, passwords, and e-mail folders?

November 24th, 2010, 03:43 PM

They are all saved in your current home directory in hidden directories.

Open nautilus in you home directory and press

ctrl h

to view the files. Or open a terminal and type

ls -al

to view them in a terminal. You should just be able to copy them across.

Kind regards

November 24th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Thanks. I knew I was forgetting something. Once I click "show hidden files" I find them. Thanks!

November 24th, 2010, 07:11 PM
If you just want bookmarks and address book, each can be exported and imported in the new install.

I'd probably do that just to back them up anyway, something I do from time to time for that purpose.

November 25th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Worked sweet. Backed up my home directory on an external harddrive, did a new install, then took what I wanted from the backup. Works perfectly. I'm one happy camper.