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I am having compressed file for / (root) of Ubuntu OS. It contains all subdirectories except /media. Is it possible to restore the system using that archive file? (I've tried just unpacking archive, but partitions have different IDs and I got "you need to load kernel first" GRUB message.)

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Thanks, I'll try. tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz --exclude=/backup.tar.gz --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/sys --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/media --exclude=/dev / actually I did not excluded /sys and some more. If I unpack them manually and exclude them while unpacking, it may work too, isn't it? –  erik1001 Dec 29 '12 at 23:24
They should have failed to copy in the first place. Just saying. Try it and find out –  hbdgaf Dec 29 '12 at 23:28
I was super user while creating the archive. I'll try to manually extract them and I'll share the result. –  erik1001 Dec 29 '12 at 23:34
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