I have installed many applications in my Ubuntu OS like katoolin, Packet-tracer, netbeans, 4k video down-loader etc.

My Ubuntu 16.04 LTS OS crashes often and I have to reinstall it every time it crashes. The crash is accompanied by this message Your Graphic hardware had stopped working followed by four options to troubleshoot it.

It would be easier for me if I could create a system image with the additional software I manually installed so that the next time a crash occurs I could just insert my ISO system image and reinstall it without any extra work.


You may want to try using CloneZilla.

Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image® or Norton Ghost®. It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery.

Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition). Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. While Clonezilla SE is for massive deployment, it can clone many (40 plus!) computers simultaneously.

Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the hard disk. This increases the clone efficiency. With some high-end hardware in a 42-node cluster, a multicast restoring at rate 8 GB/min was reported.

Copied from CloneZilla main page

In order to install CloneZilla, you will have to enable Universe repository:

sudo add-apt-repository universe

Then, install CloneZilla:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install clonezilla

Tutorial for CloneZilla can be found here

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    Clonezilla is a good tool, but I would recommend to download an iso file with the current stable version of Clonezilla, and create a CD/DVD/USB boot drive. Boot from the Clonezilla drive, when you intend to create the image. (Do not boot from the same drive you intend to backup.) It is easiest (both backup and restore), if you make an image of the whole drive (not partitions). – sudodus Mar 13 '17 at 8:45

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