data exchange between old laptop(U7.10) and new one (U7.10)

Asked by Erehwon on 2008-03-30

For some times now I use a laptop with XP and Ubuntu in parallel. Ubuntu performed convincingly and I bought a new Dell with only Ubuntu on it. How to get the data from the old laptop to the new one? I'm in possession of a crosslink cable and no knowledge of networking whatsoever. I want to get it done and forget.
This should be a common question for anybody with a new PC and an old one both running Linux.

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2008-03-30
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2008-04-01

You can use SimpleBackupSuite to backup your home directory, then record it on dvd, copy it on the second laptop, and then use restore this backup on it. See
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem/SimpleBackupSuite

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