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What to Isolate Before Reinstalling?

Postby chowanec on Mon May 25, 2009 2:29 pm

Hey all,

I am going to start planning for my reinstall of Mint 7 when it is released. To that end, I'm trying to make sure I've got all much ducks in a row, as I finally have Ming 6 running the way I want.

1) I've backed up my packages with: dpkg –get-selections | grep -v deinstall > ubuntu-files
2) I backed up my /etc/apt/sources.list (is this even a good idea?)
3) I have /home on a separate partition

Questions
1) Is there anything else I should get off to safety?
2) What do I need to do to save all my compiz settings, etc?
3) I have VMWare Server Installed -- does anyone know how to transfer all those settings? I don't want to have to reactivate my XP install if I don't have to. (need this for my iPhone/iTunes).

As usual -- thanks you guys (and gals!)

-Chow
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Re: What to Isolate Before Reinstalling?

Postby jaspmatt on Mon May 25, 2009 5:37 pm

For #2, in the compiz settings manager look under preferences and select export to save your settings to a file, maybe in your /home directory; then merely select import when you get your new installation and choose that file.

Can't help you on #3 as I use VirtualBox over VMware.
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Re: What to Isolate Before Reinstalling?

Postby markcynt on Mon May 25, 2009 8:41 pm

#3) I don't know if VMWare is the same but with Virtual Box I copy the Virtual Hard Drive to a data partition, then copy to the new Linux install.
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Re: What to Isolate Before Reinstalling?

Postby chowanec on Tue May 26, 2009 1:03 am

Thanks. :)

I have to find where VMWare stores those virtual machines... I can never remember where it throws that stuff. :P

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