Did you install your Kolibri from our PPA and run it as system service? If so, your KOLIBRI_HOME will be
/var/kolibri/.kolibri instead of
~/.kolibri. This is because we created a new user
kolibri for you and started your Kolibri by this user if you chose to run Kolibri as system service. To copy the files to
/var/kolibri/.kolibri, the safest way to do would be:
sudo service kolibri stop # stop the kolibri service to copy the files to KOLIBRI_HOME in case you have kolibri still running
sudo service kolibri start # start the kolibri service again
Please feel free to comment here if the steps above still don’t work for you.