Recovering configurations after a fresh install

Eric Weir eeweir at
Sun Apr 6 18:21:09 BST 2008

A while back I asked for guidance in installing a second hard drive on 
my system and moving my /home directory to it. Well, I screwed up the 
process by taking the master drive from the Windows system I was 
cannibalizing instead of the slave. Ubuntu wouldn't read it -- actually, 
wouldn't complete the boot process. When I put the drive back into the 
Windows machine Windows wouldn't boot and I had to get help recovering 
my data.

Now I'm ready to take a different tack: I plan to take both hard [40 GB] 
drives from the Windows machine, do a fresh install of Kubuntu, then 
copy my data files from the10 GB drive on which Ubuntu/Kubuntu was 
originally installed.

I have two concerns: [1] I have a pretty decent CRT monitor, but had to 
get help configuring it after the first Ubuntu installation. I'd like to 
retain the data needed to restore that configuration after the fresh 
install if necessary. [2] Over the first two or three months of working 
with Ubuntu/Kubuntu I acquired several non-Canonical repositories, and 
I'd like to be able to reinstall those after the reinstallation of Kubuntu.

Any suggestions regarding either of these?

Eric Weir
Decatur, GA USA
eeweir at

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