What to backup
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Not sure where to post this; was not quite an Ubuntu question but also not really an 'other os' question.
My wife had dual a boot WinXP / Ubuntu 10.04 laptop. Somebody borrowed the laptop and decided to install Win7 (with or without agreement is debatable).
All partitions still seem to be there and I made a backup (dd) of his Win7 (/dev/sda1; on his request). If I also make a backup of the MBR, will I be able to restore Win7 if needed. Or is there something else I need to backup as well to get the system back to the current state?
I'm going to re-install WinXP and probably upgrade Ubuntu (possibly to 12.04 flavor).
If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.