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  1. #1
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    Backing up

    Hi, . .

    I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my system using Wubi inside windows.
    Can I have a backup of the system image and install again separately so that I get the GRUB loader with every package I've,
    possibly without the internet connection?
    I don't want to lose any package I have . . .
    Can I've a solution?

    I'm sorry for my poor English . .

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    Re: Backing up

    In the Ubuntu Software Centre go to "File > Sync between computers" and sign in with your ubuntu single sign on, and that should be able to transfer them across.

    Remember to select a local mirror in "edit > software sources", as many local sources are faster and may be not counted towards your internet usage.
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    Re: Backing up

    Quote Originally Posted by pras8421 View Post
    Hi, . .

    I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my system using Wubi inside windows.
    Can I have a backup of the system image and install again separately so that I get the GRUB loader with every package I've,
    possibly without the internet connection?
    I don't want to lose any package I have . . .
    Can I've a solution?

    I'm sorry for my poor English . .
    I don't really understand. You'd like to reinstall, but have all your packages that you downloaded in a previous install? What is the reason? If you want a straight complete duplicate of your current install see this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...licateWubiDisk
    It's possible to multiboot different Wubi installs but not straightforward.

    If you really want to reinstall a fresh copy but not download all the packages again, there may be a way to save your package cache, but I haven't seen a guide on how to do this. Here's a link but not sure how current it is: http://www.debianadmin.com/create-ba...in-ubuntu.html

    Maybe explain more clearly what you are after.

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    Re: Backing up

    In fact, the reason is simple, I am running out of space.
    Secondly, I want to have grub as loader.

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    Re: Backing up

    Then this may be of interest: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi

    Other wise refer to this askubuntu post which has the above link and alternatives: http://askubuntu.com/questions/635/how-to-convert-wubi-install-into-regular-install

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    Re: Backing up

    Just a shot in the dark...

    Maybe take a look at Clonezilla ? http://clonezilla.org/ It's used for imaging partitions, then a complete restore if needed.

    @ ikt -- that's very cool, didn't know that, thanks

  7. #7
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    Re: Backing up

    Are you trying to re-install your Ubuntu partition?

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