My 12.04 Ubuntu (Precise Pangolin) has a boot-time failure and previous kernels are no help. I will not be able to boot into the OS. I have a LiveUSB session (same OS), and want to make an installed package list. I see, at this forum, a post: Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc? Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc?) -but it does not deal with LiveUSB (or LiveCD) sessions.
While in LiveUSB session, trying to use the dpkg command to write an installed packages text file, writes the packages from the LiveUSB session. How can I direct the dpkg to "see" my harddrive, where the installed packages reside along with the repos, PGP keys, and dependencies?