I'll start off by saying I'm a big time newbie, as such I've made several mistakes.
My big question is in two parts -
1. Is it possible to make a pre-install DVD of Ubuntu with certain applications and software already installed (VLC, Opera web browser, Games, Movies, etc) preloaded onto a DVD.
2. Is it possible to take said DVD and put it into a partition simalar to how Microsoft now has it's installation in the HHD - Access the partition on the HHD and re-install the OS so it's like a fresh install.
I've used the command line several times, but on a few occasions I've caused the OS to crash and not been able to save it so I just end up re-installing the OS. I'm not bothered by doing it (Well, okay maybe a little, it is after all how you learn) but it would be nice to not need to go to the software center and re-install all the items that I have. So... if it is possible, how would I go about doing it?