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    Set "System-restore-point"?

    Greetings from a absolutely Newbie!
    I'm actually quite proud of myself - I have managed to make a mediaplayer from a leftover Aopen DE45-PRO/Ubuntu 12.04 and XBMC, it took a week, - without any knowledge re Linux at all!
    I had to make some (several) re-installs, because I don't have a clue of what I am doing - and a lot of searching for solutions - but now its working.

    Now to my question:
    Cant I set a system restore point, so I can get back to "as it is now"?

    PS: I have disabled "automatic search for updates"!

    Cheers - and thanks in advance.

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    Re: Set "System-restore-point"?

    Hi,
    There's not that function in Ubuntu, but you could see if Clonezilla or Remastersys are possibilities:

    http://clonezilla.org/

    http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/

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    Re: Set "System-restore-point"?

    +1 for both of these
    Quote Originally Posted by Megaptera View Post
    Hi,
    There's not that function in Ubuntu, but you could see if Clonezilla or Remastersys are possibilities:

    http://clonezilla.org/

    http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/
    These programs make it very easy. Simply configure your system the way you want it with all the applications you need, then use remastersys to make an image of it and burn it to cd/dvd.
    To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
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    Re: Set "System-restore-point"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malmberg View Post
    ...
    Now to my question:
    Cant I set a system restore point, so I can get back to "as it is now"?
    +1 to the suggestion by Megaptera.

    . If you want only the system to be restored, use remastersys
    . If you want everything (also your personal files), make an image with clonezilla.

    PS: I have disabled "automatic search for updates"!

    Cheers - and thanks in advance.
    I would recommend that you enable "automatic search for updates", because this gives you a quick reminder each time there are security updates. Otherwise you are wide open to attacks via your internet connection. See this link

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BasicSecurity

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    Re: Set "System-restore-point"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malmberg View Post
    PS: I have disabled "automatic search for updates"!
    Bad idea. Updates aren't that frequent, don't take very long at all, will install in the background, and won't force you to reboot (or do anything at all) until you want to.

    Plus there are (few, admittedly) security vulnerabilities that are fixed by the updates.

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    Re: Set "System-restore-point"?

    wow - prompt replies

    @ Megaptera, chadk5utc and sudodus: Thanks - I'll go that route!

    @ MG&TL: Thanks - I know, I'll check manually once a month to see if there is up-dates, so I at least have an idea of what has fuxxx-up the unit.

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    Re: Set "System-restore-point"?

    wow - prompt replies
    Yeah, good forum huh?

    @ MG&TL: Thanks - I know, I'll check manually once a month to see if there is up-dates, so I at least have an idea of what has fuxxx-up the unit.
    Whatever then.

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    Re: Set "System-restore-point"?

    I have found Linux/Ubuntu to be very robust. I run the development version of Ubuntu. That is the next version while it is still being developed. So, things do break. But even a power off + reboot does not break the OS only thing that was already breaking the desktop.

    You may find that although you have been given good advice it will be useful when hardware breaks more than when Ubuntu breaks.

    Regards.
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    Re: Set "System-restore-point"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MG&TL View Post
    Bad idea. Updates aren't that frequent, don't take very long at all, will install in the background, and won't force you to reboot (or do anything at all) until you want to.

    Plus there are (few, admittedly) security vulnerabilities that are fixed by the updates.
    Agreed,Don't shut your updates down.

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    Re: Set "System-restore-point"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssulaco View Post
    Agreed,Don't shut your updates down.
    There are pro's and con's to update manager, myself I don't even have it installed.
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