View Full Version : [ubuntu] Best way to backup before fresh install
December 19th, 2009, 02:06 AM
I am currently running an upgraded Karmic system.
How can I start with a fresh install and ensure I have the same packages I am running with now?
Is there a good reliable guide for this?
December 19th, 2009, 02:28 AM
how much in size are we talking?
December 19th, 2009, 02:33 AM
what you like you dont forget best backup is in your skull :P
December 19th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Well i have pictures, movies, ect ect on a separate disk. So I just need to backup the actual packages or the list of packages so that I can re-install them. I found this page.
And the 1st command doesnt work for me.
sudo dpkg --get-selections > /home/USERNAME/packages.backup
(and yes I changed username ;) )
I like his idea though, so that's why I am posting here.
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