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Thread: new computer AND new version of Ubuntu, want to keep data

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    new computer AND new version of Ubuntu, want to keep data

    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!

    Thanks!

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    Re: new computer AND new version of Ubuntu, want to keep data

    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.
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