beer-in-box wrote:I disassembled the whole PC. Disassembled the PSU too and cleaned and checked the connections and rebuilt it. Now, it works flawlessly
Vincent Vermeulen wrote: Good work!
beer-in-box wrote:Anyway, any way to make installing 550 packages process easier and shorter?
beer-in-box wrote:Hey, I am not sure where they are downloaded. So, I can't backup them now
And, I think they don't include dependencies in the package. This looks like a potential problem in the future when I try to install using my backups which I did manually. Do the package managers download and install dependencies if they don't exist?
One thing about backing up, is there a software to take an image of my system? And if there is, how does it do that? Now I have 2 partitions; one for / and one for /home (BTW, I hoped that my new /home partition would help me keeping my applications but no, it didn't help - So, why do we put it into another partition again? ). What would it do if I decide to go with 1 partition which includes them all?
I have many questions, because I am sick of downloading stuff over and over again I am trying to learn, and while trying to learn, I mess everything up so bad that it is easier to reinstall instead of 'trying' to fix it
beer-in-box wrote:Hi wayne128, thank you for your answer!
Now I have some more questions How do you restore the partition you cloned? And how the process goes? I mean, if I just copied the partition, it wouldn't boot I guess. There should be some more extra steps, considering that I use windows too.
At the moment, I have a clean, updated and prepared instalation and I want to get an image of it before messing it up
wayne128 wrote:May be you can read this thread for a bit more details:
Elisa wrote:As for your installed apps, their (downloaded) .debs should appear here:
Just check it out before backuping. Then you can run just 1 line to backup them (of course in terminal aka CLI), e.g.:
sudo cp -r /var/cache/apt/archives ~/backup/debs
In this case, I have in my /home/my_account (which represent ~/ in the note above) a folder backup.
If you even wouldn't have backup or debs folder they will be created and all stuff from archives folder will be copied to the destination.
beer-in-box wrote:I have a question about the line I should write. You typed "cp -r", I know this means "copy the folder" and "-r" means recursive. But what would happen if I didn't type "-r"? And, what other useful arguments do I have to use with cp?
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