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I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed from scratch. It is set up the way I would want to have it also for my Laptop and work Laptop.

But rather than actually installing the OS again two more times, I want to be able to clone my OS onto a Usb drive and run it off that rather than the computer hard disk.

How can I do this?

Regards -Kyle.

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Have you tried Gparted? You can just copy/paste partitions from one place to another. (Literally copy/paste) –  David M. Sousa Apr 7 '13 at 14:01

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Remastersys is a tool that can be used to do 2 things with an existing Debian, Ubuntu or derivative installation.

1) It can make a full system backup including personal data to a live cd or dvd that you can use anywhere and install.

2) It can make a distributable copy you can share with friends. This will not have any of your personal user data in it.

Remastersys Webpage

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I would think you could back up your \HOME directory, and then copy and paste it. Then get rid of your other \HOME directory.

Hope this helps!!!

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