> I need to migrate a old slackware linux to a new PC installed with
> RH. How can I transfer all user account, include password, mail spool,
> home directories...etc to new PC?
Basically I tar'd the user directorys and the mail spool dir, FTP'd them
over, and unpacked them on the new system.
Im not sure if the passwd and shadow password file would be compatible in
your case or not but I copied those over also and they worked for me.
If you run virtual domains then you may also have to concern yourself with
sendmail.cw and httpd.conf. Also /etc/aliases if you used it.
lastly just to be sure I ran a find for all files that were not in the
users home dirs that had changed since the original OS was installed. I
ran that to a list so I could browse it. That showed me a couple files I
had missed and some additional packages that we had installed which I had
Sure I'm a guru but beware of asking guru's what operating system you
should get. Guru's tend toward the most irritating system they can find.
Thats how they get to be guru's. Instead ask someone who uses a computer
everyday and still knows nothing about computers. Me? Oh, I use Unix.