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#1 OFFLINE   SueD

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:14 PM

I searched for 2 days and can't find the answer so here I go looking for help again.LOLI wanted to import my address book and Fx profile from PCLos to Slackware. However, when I look in system:/media, the only things showing are my CD, Floppy and hdb7. How do I import anything if I can't access them?
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:27 PM

Hi SueIf you are in Salckware . . and your PCLos /home is on hdb6 ( wild guess ) you do:
[# mkdir /mnt/hdb6# mount /dev/hdb6 /mnt/hdb6# ls /mnt/hdb6/sue
The last command should then show you the files in your PCLos /home . . . . Now if you copy them over ( on the commandline as root ) you will have to reset the ownership of those files once they are in Slackware /home/sue . . . Example, file tessst.txt:
# chown sue:users /home/sue/tessst.txt
Example, directory tessst
# chown -R sue:users /home/sue/tessst
NOTE: The "sue:users" is only in Slackware . . If you would do it in PCLos ( with files moved from Slackware ) it would be "sue:sue" ( <user>:<group> B) )B) Bruno

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:28 PM

Thank you Bruno. B)
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:29 PM

The easy way is to go to your /home/.mozilla directory in PCLos and copy (burn) the entire contents of that folder to a CD or DVD. Then boot to Slack and delete the contents of the Slack /home/.mozilla directory (you must run FF at least once in Slack for the directory to be created). Mount your CD/DVD drive and copy the contents from the CD that you just burned and paste it into the /home/.mozilla directory. Voila! Everything from your PCLos FF will now be in your Slack FF.This is how I migrate my FF and T-bird settings to all of my distros. I use the burned CD as a back-up for my Moz apps. I usually re-create it about every two weeks to keep it current.Have fun! :)PS: Another way is to have a "storage" partition on one of your drives that is accessibly by all your distros (FAT32, if you want Windows to access it also). Then you can store your backups there and not have to use the CD method. However, remember that hard drives fail. It's always best to have your backups on external media.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:30 PM

Let me know if you have problems importing the files ;)B) Bruno

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:34 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on Nov 9 2006, 01:29 PM, said:

The easy way is to go to your /home/.mozilla directory in PCLos and copy (burn) the entire contents of that folder to a CD or DVD. Then boot to Slack and delete the contents of the Slack /home/.mozilla directory (you must run FF at least once in Slack for the directory to be created). Mount your CD/DVD drive and copy the contents from the CD that you just burned and paste it into the /home/.mozilla directory. Voila! Everything from your PCLos FF will now be in your Slack FF.
Ooh, that would work too...thanks Eric! B)
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:38 PM

Note though: you'll find that migrating Moz profiles between distros (and versions of Moz apps) will occasionally cause slighly buggy problems, usually minor... most of the time it's just a couple extensions that wont work and require reinstalling. However, 99.9% of the browser's customizations and other attributes carry over with no problems. You'll even get your cookies, so you won't have to re-login to all your forums and stuff. B)

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:01 PM

Ok, your directions confused me a bit and since my last CD was no good, I can't do Eric's suggestion for a few days.Right now I'm in PCLos. Can I export my T'Bird profile and Bookmarks from hdb6 to hdb7? I created a new Fx one in Slackware and am quite happy with it so that one's not an issue.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:11 PM

Yep from PCLos to Slack is possible too:
# mkdir /mnt/hdb7# mount /dev/hdb7 /mnt/hdb7# cp /home/sue/<file_name>  /mnt/hdb7/home/sue/<file_name>
Then once booted in Salckware change ownership on the file:
# chown sue:users /home/sue/<file_name>
Next move it to the right placeB) Bruno

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:13 PM

View PostBruno, on Nov 9 2006, 02:11 PM, said:

Yep from PCLos to Slack is possible too:
# mkdir /mnt/hdb7# mount /dev/hdb7 /mnt/hdb7# cp /home/sue/<file_name>  /mnt/hdb7/home/sue/<file_name>
Then once booted in Salckware change ownership on the file:
# chown sue:users /home/sue/<file_name>
Next move it to the right placeB) Bruno
Thanks, I'll give that a try!Now I just have to find all the right files (just kidding!). B)
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:56 PM

I can't do it. Maybe tomorrow will be better. B)
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:06 PM

Hi SueHere is another way:In PCLos give this command:
# mount /dev/hdb7 /mnt/hdb7# mkdir /mnt/hdb7/home/sue/TEST
Next: Open a terminal and type ( as user): "kdesu konqueror" . . the browser will open . . now type in the addressbar "file:/home/sue"Now open a new terminal and type "kdesu konqueror" again . . and this time type in your browser "file:/mnt/hdb7/home/sue/TEST"Now you can drag files from your /home/sue to /mnt/hdb7/home/sue/TEST ( because you opened the filemanagers as "root" B) )Drag the files you need  to /mnt/hdb7/home/sue/TEST  . . ( later when booted in Slackware we will change ownership on the /home/sue/TEST directory so all the permissions will be set correctly before you move the files to their definite place )So . . when finished moving files . . . reboot and start up Slackware . . . next do:
# chown -R sue:users /home/sue/TEST
After that you can move the files over to the FF and TB foldersB) Bruno

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:21 PM

Bruno, my problem is I can't find the files I'm looking for. I know they're there somewhere...I've seen them...but right now I don't know where anything is.And here Louis called me a geek goddess. Yeah, maybe a blind one. Sheesh!
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:23 PM

Maybe if you tell us exactly what files you are looking for we can tell you where to look :DB) BrunoI have to leave for a little while, but there will be others to tell you where to look B)

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:26 PM

Basically, I'm looking for my Fx Bookmarks and my T'Bird settings.I'm feeling a wee bit thick right now.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:38 PM

FF and T-bird stuff is ALL in the .mozilla and .thunderbird directories within you /home directory. Make sure you have your settings in Konquerer to show hidden files. Just copy the entire contents of each of those directories and paste them into the corresponding directories within Slack.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:55 PM

I found Fx under /home/sue/.mozilla and T'bird is under /home/sue/.thunderbird. All I want from Fx is my bookmarks and T'bird has reminderfox, which I need as it's a calendar program. And I can find neither.

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on Nov 9 2006, 03:38 PM, said:

Make sure you have your settings in Konquerer to show hidden files. Just copy the entire contents of each of those directories and paste them into the corresponding directories within Slack.
Umm, how do I do that?
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 05:59 PM

Hi SueIn the konqueror filebrowswer select "View"--> "Show hidden files" from the menubarThe FF bookmarks are here: /home/sue/.mozilla/firefox/<number>.default/bookmarks.htmlB) Bruno

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:06 PM

Unless you copy and  paste the entire .thunderbird directory contents into the .thunderbird in Slack, you'll have to manually install the ReminderFox extension back into T-bird, and you won't have your saved dates and stuff.There's no harm in copying the entire directory contents from .mozilla and .thunderbird into the same directories in Slack. You must remember to delete the contents of the Slack directories first, though... and don't have FF or TB running when you make these adjustments. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:12 PM

View PostBruno, on Nov 9 2006, 04:59 PM, said:

Hi SueIn the konqueror filebrowswer select "View"--> "Show hidden files" from the menubarThe FF bookmarks are here: /home/sue/.mozilla/firefox/<number>.default/bookmarks.htmlB) Bruno
I knew that yet I couldn't remember how to do it. This may not have been the best day to attempt this.LOLThanks again Bruno.:thumbsup:
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:12 PM

In any case, when you copy from partition to partition ( not needed if you do it with a CD ) you need to reset the permissions/ownership of the files you copy !!!:thumbsup: Bruno

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:14 PM

Thanks for you help Eric.:(

View PostBruno, on Nov 9 2006, 05:12 PM, said:

In any case, when you copy from partition to partition ( not needed if you do it with a CD ) you need to reset the permissions/ownership of the files you copy !!!:thumbsup: Bruno
So I guess I'd best pick me up some CDs this weekend, eh?LOL
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:17 PM

Just do it the way I wrote up in post #12 . . that is the easiest way ( sure the commandline is better . . . :thumbsup: )  . . . . and you are allowed to do things the "easy" way now and then :DB) Bruno

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:22 PM

Yesterday I probably could've followed the comman line instructions. Maybe evern tomorrow, who knows? But today's a wash out. I should never have gotten out of bed this morning. :thumbsup: But I'm happy, I've got my bookmarks.:(
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:22 PM

That's an advantage to having those Moz Backups on either a Fat32 storage partition or on external media... when you copy/paste them into your various distros, you don't need to worry about permissions. :thumbsup:




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