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Can i recover windows after Ubuntu installation?

I am not the best guys in the world with computers... However, i was wondering, if it is possible to make a full intallation of ubuntu on my pc, and make a backup of the windows 8 currently on it. ...
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1answer
33 views

How to backup all the updates [duplicate]

Is there any way to create an updated fresh iso of installed ubuntu of my system so that i dont need to update all those package next time afte a fresh installation. If there please help me
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1answer
33 views

Second HDD from Windows as backup

So I'm migrating back to Ubuntu after a long struggle with Windows specific applications for my college work. My problem is, I now have two hard drives in my laptop, an SSD and a mechanical one. I ...
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1answer
73 views

iMac won't boot Ubuntu [closed]

I have an iMac and I installed Ubuntu because Lion was crap and was causing my computer problems. But I still wanted a Mac OS so I brought it in to the genius bar at Apple and they plugged it in and ...
0
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2answers
57 views

How to backup files without access to the desktop?

I recently made a driver change and now when I boot all I get is a black screen. I want to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS without losing all of my data and files in my /home folder. How can I create a ...
0
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0answers
42 views

Backup only some packages and restore after new installation

I have ubuntu 13.04, I downloaded kubuntu 13.10 and I want to install it over my old ubuntu I'm using now. I would like to save the software list and restore it after a fresh kubuntu 13.10 ...
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1answer
43 views

Installing on NTFS partition

Hello I currently have win xp installed on my pc , I got two drives C: (main one) and D: which I use as a backup drive and save all my videos & docs in. Last time I installed Ubuntu , it gave me ...
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2answers
84 views

Partitioning During Installation, Reinstalling Ubuntu, Backup donwloaded Repositories [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I have just finished installing 13.10 amd64 on my PC. This will replace my Windows 7 as my only OS. I just want to clarify some issues that've been bugging me. I tried reading ...
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1answer
765 views

Standalone installation of ubuntu 13.10

I have windows 8 installed on my PC and now i want to install ubuntu 13.10 as a standalone OS i.e. i dont want to keep windows 8. I have 3 partition on my HDD. 350 MB (Boot Files in NTFS) 100 GB ...
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1answer
120 views

WILL I LOOSE MY DATA STORED IN A DIFFERENT PARTITION TO THE ONE THAT I WILL INSTALL UBUNTU 12.04? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop replacing my existing windows 8 PRO (am not affected by the UEFI since my laptop was a Windows 7 intial laptop). However I have several partitions in my ...
0
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1answer
601 views

How do I install the kernel 3-11.2 on Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I would like to install kernel 3-11.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 (I found this link git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.11.y ). How do I manage to do it ?Also, is it ...
0
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2answers
230 views

How can I backup my Windows partition?

I dropped my laptop. The hard drive is now dead - we think; but more may be wrong with the laptop and that's what we are assuming. It is responding, but with long delays and issues. With this in ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I backup my pre-installed Windows 8 before I install ubuntu?

I'm really new to Ubuntu, and I want to install it (Ubuntu 13.04) alongside my Windows 8 pre-installed laptop (Toshiba L850/046). I wanna be able to pick between the two at startup, because as much as ...
0
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1answer
235 views

How do I back up my ubuntu packages/settings/etc so that it can be restored from a clean install?

I need to reinstall Ubuntu, but it doesn't have anything to do with wanting to clean my system or 'start fresh.' I have my stuff pretty fine tuned, so I want to redo as little as possible.
0
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1answer
168 views

Old Ubuntu, new Windows

I've been using Ubuntu 13.04 that was installed inside Windows 8 on my C drive. I did a lot of customization to Ubuntu to make it more beautiful, and had lots of software installed. I had to ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Is is safe not to backup data on other partitions when performing a clean install?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 peacefuly coexisting with Windows7 using dualboot. I would like to make a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.04, which would replace Ubuntu 12.04. I have already backed up my files ...
0
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2answers
969 views

How to back up your internal hard drive OS before instaling Ubuntu

Hi I was wondering how to back up my computer OS and my stuff before formating the hard drive and instaling Ubuntu because I do not want to lose my stuff and my OS. Also I do not want to buy a new ...
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2answers
73 views

Recommendations for restoring accounts after replacing a disk drive?

Several of our development servers have flaky SSDs that need to be replaced. The machines are still usable, but we see lots of errors in dmesg, and every once in a while they need to be rebooted ...
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1answer
164 views

How can I backup Gnome-shell extensions

I'm creating my post-instalation script for my Ubuntu 12.04 LST x64 and I would like to know how can I backup current installed extensions. Can I create own extension package to easy install? Is here ...
2
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2answers
5k views

Backup, clean install and restore

Due to the route I came into Ubuntu I now have 12.10 upgraded from 12.04 on an NTFS file system. I've invested a lot of time getting everything as I want it, vis packages installed and settings, etc. ...
3
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1answer
873 views

Backup torrents for clean install

Tomorrow I'm going to do a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10, since I've been playing with some internals and now my system is quite messy. Everything is prepared, my files backed up and I've already made ...
3
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1answer
223 views

Backup all home folders on usb disk and accessibility

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have multiple family members working on it with there own home folder. I have an USB disk and want to use it to backup my home folders. Trying this, I got some questions. ...
2
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1answer
554 views

How do I save Updates/Installed Packages?

So I've been messing with thing that probably shouldn't be messed with trying to learn my way around Linux, and I seem to have messed something up. I'm getting a lot of error messages, reduced speed, ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Backup, install and restore Programms/Settings of Ubuntu (Wubi ) Installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I would like to now how to backup my Ubuntu (Wubi) instllation correctly. I would like to install Ubuntu on my harddisk ...
2
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4answers
1k views

How to backup programs without using apt cache?

Is there any way to backup installed software, install a fresh Ubuntu system, and restore the software on the newly installed system, without an Internet connection? I already cleared my apt cache.
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1answer
2k views

How do I re-install Ubuntu without losing data?

I dont know how to reinstall Ubuntu, set up my partitions, or save my data (pictures, videos and documents). What should I do first? My system was set up by someone I no longer speak with.
3
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2answers
4k views

Changing default install directory for Software Center

I want to change the default install path of the Ubuntu software center. I looked at this article: How do I change Software Center's default installation path? but a) it is for an older version of ...
0
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1answer
757 views

Ubuntu One install screen does not finish

This is an issue that Ive had around for a long time, and havent been able to solve. Please help me out guys, I really need Ubuntu One to run on my computer. I run Ubuntu 2D, On Ubuntu 11.10. When I ...
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1answer
2k views

How to backup Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc? I am very happy with Ubuntu, the way my friend set up all basic applications like libreoffice ...
0
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1answer
107 views

Can you use backup of one machine on a different machine?

I don't have fancy directory seperation. I have a desktop and laptop, and for the last few months I did a lot of work on my laptop. I don't want to waste my time installing and configuring on my ...
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2answers
356 views

How can I backup my apps, ppas, firefox bookmarks, fonts, icon sets, webcam drivers before a clean install?

So I've fine-tuned my Natty with different icon sets, themes, fonts from sites I don't remember now. And there are these apps, ppas which are very difficult to find, add again. So how do I backup ...
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5answers
557 views

Considerations when restoring backup from 1 machine to another

I am using RemasterSys to create backups of my OS. I noticed that when using the Backup option, when restoring from 1 machine to another, my resolution wasn't optimal ... Idealy, I will also like ...
2
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1answer
149 views

Backup and restore development files?

I started with Ubuntu with a small partition and I'm running out of space. I'm planning to dump Windows altogether and use my full disk for Ubuntu (also, doing a clean install for once), but I need ...
0
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1answer
801 views

How would I store desktop icon placement?

Short story: When doing a clean Natty install, is it possible to salvage the old desktop icon locations and bring them into the new user desktop? Long story: I accidentally the graphics driver ...
0
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3answers
688 views

Very safe to install Ubuntu on Mac?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Intel mac and I don't want any data lost. I also want to completely uninstall Ubuntu if necessary. I'm wondering if this is possible. I have a backup made (with Time ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu reinstall without moving home folders around

I recently got my Ubuntu broken after upgrading to Natty beta. Even if I restore it, I want a full reinstall once it gets released... I feel it's needed clean up my previous issues (including missing ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Where does Ubuntu store install files?

When I download a package from Synaptic, where does Ubuntu store the install files, if at all? Bandwidth is limited in my country, and I would like to download programs only once and back them up for ...
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1answer
176 views

Is there any way to take my current setup and put it on a live disk, then install it to another machine?

A tutorial or specific directions would be great.
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2answers
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Steps for restoring the home directory? (User IDs etc.)

Say I have a home.tgz and want to drop that on a freshly installed ubuntu box. What do I need to do before I untar the file? Create users? What about user IDs? Groups? What about encryption?
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4answers
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If I install Ubuntu 10.10 over 10.04, will all my programs be erased? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will there be data loss for upgrade ? If I want to install 10.10 replacing 10.04 and I select overwrite existing linux distro, will it keep my /home folder and all my ...