I have a MSSQL DB, and would like to convert it to a MySQL DB so I could browse it from Ubuntu. What packages/tools do I need to install and what are the steps for achieving this? Thanks
Your best bet is to export the MSSQL data in a common format, such as CSV, and them import it into mysql.
You use bcp to export data from MSSQL into custom-format files; on the mysql side, use LOAD DATA or the equivalent.
The schema is another matter; since the SQL dialects are wildly different, this will require manual manipulation of the MSSQL schema output.