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Migrating an installation to new hardware. See also /cloning

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Moving linux install to a new computer

I know that it can, in some circumstances, be difficult to move a Windows installation from one computer to another (physically move the hard drive), but how does that work on linux? Aren't most of ...
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How do I migrate configuration between computers with different hardware?

I want to migrate the configuration of an Ubuntu desktop to a new box with different hardware. What is the easiest way to do this? /etc/ contains machine and hardware specific settings so I can't just ...
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Completely remove remains of sysvinit

As opposed to people who want to get rid of systemd, I want to completely and safely remove sysvinit. I've been using Debian since Debian 7.0 (Wheezy). Currently I'm using Debian 9.0 (Stretch). ...
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Migrating a Virtualbox virtual machine into a physical dual-boot system

I'm running a Linux Mint 12 virtual machine in Virtualbox. I would like to move it into a dual-boot setup with my Windows 7 installation. I have lot of settings in there, and apps installed, and my ...
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How to migrate user data & settings, if the old machine is not working but I can mount the old drive on the new one?

My motherboard suddenly died, but it was an old machine(running natty). So I put together a new Ubuntu system with a clean 14.04 install (same username) and mounted the old drive (with the full ...
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How to get comfortable in linux as an ex-windows user? [closed]

I've been using linux full time for about 8 years. Now and then I help someone else migrate from windows to linux. Because I don't often use windows, I often find myself forgetting some of the ...