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    Question Remastersys alternate or install solution????

    Hi all as looking at a recent article on Ubuntugeek.com concerning Remastersys [Found HERE]. I tried to install and ran into an issue, output

    PHP Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information
    ... Done
    Some packages could not be installed
    This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation 
    or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
      
    remastersysDependsubiquity but it is not going to be installed
    E
    Broken packages 
    I do not necessarily need to install this program; however, I would like to make an exact backup of my current OS and setup to include themes, icons, programs...well, everything. Any help is greatly appreciated, what will the Backup Tool in the control panel do...what I want?

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    Re: Remastersys alternate or install solution????

    I struggled for weeks with that very issue. Remastersys is the only thing that will supposedly mirror your install, but in my case it wouldn't work on any computer I tried it on (three different laptops, a Dell, an MSI, and an HP Mini 311). I spent a couple of weeks on the forums, very helpful people, but still no luck.

    The only thing that works for me is to use Clonezilla to make an image of your root partition and at least the hidden files and dirs in your home directory since you want to keep your customized settings. It's easiest to use if you have a USB hard drive that you can put backups on. You'd probably want the single user "Clonezilla live".

    (My install doesn't have the "Backup Tool" so I'm not sure what it'll do for you. If it'll mirror your install, let me know!)
    Last edited by quixote; January 16th, 2010 at 07:21 AM.

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