I set a record of a 4 year install on my current OS (used to install 2-3x a year when I ran Windows and did tech support) - so YAAAA!
But being this was my first transition to Linux, I don’t remember nearly 5% of what I installed to make it run well. I’m running Kubuntu 14.xxx and I’d like to stick with that but and thinking of 16 or 18 LTS but had problems with 16 when I tried it years ago (networking and graphics were wonky and could’t get them to work right).
So I’m installing on a new hard drive so I’ll have the old OS to fall back on and transfer whatever from. Is there a way to find out all the packages I installed, software, and possibly settings? I had set up a lot of specific network shares and such (samba and other file sharing over the network) and lot of other config type files that I haven’t touched in 4 years.
Can anyone suggest a good process for moving forward here?