Ok, so my disk is dying. I have read this - http://askubuntu.com/questions/2724/best-way-to-clone-ubuntu-installation-copying-to-identical-hardware - but don't really need to copy the whole partition. My data is safe.
1) What I need is to save my application/desktop settings for the user (I only have one - ME), and that of the system, since redoing the whole thing can become such a headache and I can't remember all of the modifications I've made.
2) Make an exact copy of all .deb files installed and mimic/download what is not there yet. Because the base install is gonna take care of it, I only have to download/upgrade the rest but not everything. This sounds a little vague. It will only copy the info of what .deb files were installed not the actual .deb files
Is there an app like this? Thanks!