Re: Transport debian woody from laptop to PC
Incoming from Oliver Fuchs:
> I am running a debian woody box for a long time now on my laptop.
> I want to install it now with the (nearly) same configuration on my PC.
> Can I transport the laptop system (for example via tar) to my PC or won't
> this work.
You can make Debian package management do it for you. On the laptop,
tar up /etc to make a copy of the configuration files, then:
dpkg --get-selections > laptop.txt
Install the base system on your PC, then:
dpkg --set-selections < laptop.txt
Then either one of:
The archives at lists.debian.org mention this often. You should think
carefully about this though. Some apps run on a laptop may not be
appropriate on a PC. pcmcia, anachron, ... It shouldn't cause any
real problems you can't work around, however.
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