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Is there any way to create an updated iso of my installed ubuntu so that I don't need to update next time I have to have a fresh instal.

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marked as duplicate by karel, Eric Carvalho, Luis Alvarado Jul 24 '14 at 21:06

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If you're not changing architecture (32-bit to 64-bit or vice versa) you can just back up /var/cache/apt/archives, restore it to the new machine and run

sudo apt-get update

That'll get all the applications migrated so you don't have to download them but it won't install them for you.

Better yet, try this-

dpkg --get-selections > installed-programs.log

That will dump a list of your currently installed applications to a text file. You can then move the file to the new machine and do

sudo dpkg --set-selections < installed-programs.log

then do

sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade

to install the packages.

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Where is that log file created and how can i install all updates using that log file in new machine please help me. – user258548 Mar 25 '14 at 11:30

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