Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 207931
Evaluation migration assistant
Last modified: 2014-09-04 00:58:23 EDT
Description of problem:
We need to provide a easy way for users to migrate from Windows to Fedora.
Though Anaconda provides the ability to dual boot systems easily, migrating all
the user data is tedious.
Users should be offered the ability to migrate all their data as much as
possible automatically during or post installation.
Code is at http://www.evalicious.com/projects/migration-assistant/
It would probably help to read NTFS partitions too but that is yet undecided by
the counsel. We should atleast have the infrastructure in place to read FAT
partitions for now.
Start it off in Extras?
It probably requires tight integration with the installer so that the data is
already migrated on first login. Not sure that it can be packaged stand alone in
extras. Someone who can look at the code available would be able to judge that.
Would be very useful especially on the desktop.
Don't we already mount NTFS volumes that we find? I'm not sure, since I don't
have Windows machines around here :), but I thought we did.
Admittedly, it's a manual process if you want to completely migrate, but ntfs-3g
has gotten us a long ways.
Assigning to desktop gurus.