[Digikam-users] Help needed on ubuntu 11.10 to nice not to share: Crisis management II how to clone pc1 into pc2

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Wed Oct 26 20:46:08 BST 2011

Crisis management II: This is to nice not to share

Only relevant if you work on two computeres and are stupid or unlucky 
enough to mess at least one of them up without backup.

To setup my second pc without a backup was a lot easyer then the first one.

I found an old ISO of Ubuntu 11.04 and installed it.

To clone my laptop into my desktop I generated a list of installed software

dpkg --get-selections > installed-software

emailed this list "installed-software" to my home dir on my second pc

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

dpkg --set-selections < installed-software

sudo apt-get install dselect

sudo dselect

choosed to install the software

took a shower

selected quit


Try that on windows :=)))

Best regards,

Op 26-10-11 12:58, sleepless schreef:
> Op 26-10-11 12:52, Martin (KDE) schreef:
>> Am 26.10.2011 12:27, schrieb sleepless:
>>> Thanks for all who tried to cheer me up a little.
>>> In return to the list some serious info here probably only useful to
>>> Ubuntu users.
>>> If you are on Ubuntu 11.04 and you are tempted to download something,
>>> hold your breath a few seconds and make sure you update and NOT 
>>> upgrade.
>>> If you do upgrade to 11.10 the following may happen:
>>> - your system does not start anymore
>>> - your restored backup does not start anymore eyther.
>>> So please follow philips´s advice and make a clean install and do only
>>> so after a real backup of your system. fsarchiver is your friend.
>>> Now you will find the new system probably not as much fun as you 
>>> hoped for.
>>> You may succeed to get rid of unity and overlay scrollbar, but gnome
>>> environment is not what it used to be. IMHO the great OS ubuntu has
>>> evolved within 6 months to a useless peace of crab.
>>> So, after all you might want to restore your backup of 11.04 which 
>>> maybe
>>> no longer starts due to grub problems caused by 11.10.
>>> I figured out how to solve that, so you may ask if it happens to you 
>>> too.
>>> If you just backed up your settings and personal stuff, you should be
>>> aware that a symple rsync does not takes hidden files in acount. The
>>> things you wanted most take care off are lost.
>>> to name a few:
>>> .bash_history
>>> .thunderbird
>>> .mozilla
>>> .kde/share/config/digikamrc
>> Rsync perfectly handles hidden dot-files. If you run rsync like 'rsync
>> -av * /dest/dir' this will not take dot-files but this is a limitation
>> not bound to rsync.
>> If you want to backup your home directory with rsync use 'rsync -av
>> /home/user /dest/dir' instead.
>> Just a tip: try rsync-backup run by cron. With this you get an
>> incremental backup with history and plain files accessible via file
>> management.
>> And Rinus: try Fedora (either KDE or Gnome spin). They are up to date
>> and at least I had no upgrade issues since a few versions with three of
>> my hosts.
>> Martin
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> Thanks Martin, I have been thinking about that too. I tried Mint but 
> it appeared unstable on my pc.
> Btw, don´t know if it has anything to do with, but I rsync(ed) from an 
> realy old live usb.
> Rinus
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