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Possible to transfer Ubuntu installation from one PC to another

I don't think this is possible but I thought I ask:

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on one laptop and working fine. I have many programs installed that would take a while to reinstall on another machine.

Would it possible for me to copy the contents of the Ubuntu partition and drop it into a new partition on another laptop?  I know I would have to do fix the booting issues. But besides that, would it work?

I think this is not possible in Windows. But perhaps linux is different.

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in old laptop , if you have 80Gb hardrive ( example)

and new hardrive has atleast 80Gb or more

then you can clone the old hardrive from old l aptop to new laptop

by clone i meant : you will have same OS and same setting in new laptop  but content of new laptop will be override by old hadrive.

the tools you need

dd and nc


Linux is more flexible to run on another machine.
You can make a disk image copy from one disk to another using dd:
dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 conv=notrunc,noerror
where sda is your source hard disk and sdb is the destination
put the new disk in the new machine and start as usual.
You may have to reconfigure the network interface and select the appropriate driver though.
polaatxAuthor Commented:
Thank yo very much.

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