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lucky.developer
May 3rd, 2008, 03:33 PM
ok...i wanna start fresh with a frest installation of ubuntu in my system.

i am currently having Gutsy gibbon. i want to back all my installed software and my home folder....i dont want to install and set certain settings again in my fresh ubuntu...

how do i do that...

please help

pro003
May 3rd, 2008, 03:40 PM
ok, i think i now what you mean, but this is what i do when i want to back up appz and updates so i won't have to do that again when i have to reinstall ubuntu.

open:


/var/cache/apt/archive

--> select all --> copy to some ntfs partition...

when i reinstall first thing i do is open nautilus # gksu nautilus and copy all deb packages from ntfs partition to



/var/cache/apt/archive

as for settings... i don't know...

you can also take a look at this:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuHomeBackup

lswest
May 3rd, 2008, 03:41 PM
you can tar your home folder/save it someplace (include hidden files) and your settings will be saved. To restore just untar/copy back over. I'd recommend tarring it, as it preserves permissions.

halitech
May 3rd, 2008, 03:42 PM
you could use remastersys to backup and then restore just your personal settings

Malta paul
May 3rd, 2008, 04:09 PM
I used 'Quickstart' before upgrading works well.
http://quickstartdownload.pbwiki.com/QuickStart+Help
Hope this helps :)

mdpalow
May 10th, 2008, 07:39 AM
I used 'Quickstart' before upgrading works well.
http://quickstartdownload.pbwiki.com/QuickStart+Help
Hope this helps :)

Thanks Malta :)

However, that link is only to the help file/website.

If you want to download QuickStart, you should go to:

http://www.quickstart.freeforums.org/ (http://www.quickstart.freeforums.org/)

or... click on my link below.