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I am going to re-install Ubuntu , is there any alternative way to to re-install Ubuntu & full Update Or do i have to update almost 500 to 600 MB online ?

right now my Ubuntu 11.10 Fully updated , is there any Alternative cauzz i dint want to download 5 to 6 Hundred MB online

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                                                      Thats is very simple & easy task

          1. create a tar /var/cache/apt/archives

 tar cvf archives.tar /var/cache/apt/archives

          2. now backup archives.tar

          3. Now Install Ubuntu

          4. After Installing Ubuntu check for updates & close it

          5. now extract archives.tar at /var/cache/apt/

sudo tar xvf archives.tar /var/cache/apt/

          6. i did a reboot ( Dont know may be Optional )

          7. Now check for Updates they will 0 MB to Download OR may be some kb's

                                        Verified & Checked on 1 host OS & 5 VM's


                                                            A GUI based solution

sudo nautilus

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          make a tar & then backup

          Install Ubuntu & Check for Update & Close it

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          after that again open terminal & sudo nautilus

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          open archieve.tar & Drag Drop it As shown in pic

          & then again Check for Update , it will be 0 MB

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This assumes the cache still contains everything, and that he has not run apt-get clean, etc. –  balloons Feb 15 '12 at 17:02
    
i did once & see what it did then i have never ever done apt-get clean –  One Zero Feb 15 '12 at 17:04
    
i test things alot , so thats why i need it –  One Zero Feb 15 '12 at 17:05
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