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How to Backup my current Configuration of Linux Mint 4.0

Postby mmesantos1 on Mon May 05, 2008 5:21 pm

Hi,
I was wondering if someone could tell me the best way to Backup my current Configuration of Linux Mint 4.0 Gnome. I am still new to Linux and I understand that Apt On CD does not really do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: How to Backup my current Configuration of Linux Mint 4.0

Postby 67GTA on Mon May 05, 2008 5:41 pm

Give Remastersys a try. It actually makes a live CD of your current installation, and you can reinstall your current system from the CD just like a regular Linux distro. It is a local project. viewforum.php?f=120
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Re: How to Backup my current Configuration of Linux Mint 4.0

Postby mmesantos1 on Mon May 05, 2008 6:27 pm

Thank you I will give it a try, I see its not available in Synaptic Package Manager, were would I get a version of this program and is it hard to install?
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Re: How to Backup my current Configuration of Linux Mint 4.0

Postby 67GTA on Mon May 05, 2008 8:17 pm

Here is a link to the wiki page with a little more info: http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Remastersys

Open a terminal, and run
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Replace gedit with kate if your using KDE. Find the Romeo line. Delete the comment (#)from in front of the line.
BEFORE: ## +++ Romeo (Linux Mint Unstable) +++
## deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository romeo daryna

AFTER: ## +++ Romeo (Linux Mint Unstable) +++
deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository romeo daryna

This will enable the Romeo source. Run
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sudo apt-get update
Then remastersys should show up in the package manager. It will install with no trouble. I think the latest version comes with a graphical front end that should be in your menu after installing.
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Re: How to Backup my current Configuration of Linux Mint 4.0

Postby Fred on Mon May 05, 2008 8:43 pm

mmesantos1,

If you can wait a couple days, I am writing a back-up How-to that might help you some.

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Re: How to Backup my current Configuration of Linux Mint 4.0

Postby mmesantos1 on Mon May 05, 2008 11:30 pm

Great Thank you 67GTA, and Fred yes I can wait just let me know when the back-up How-to is ready and were to obtain a copy.

Thank you both for your eagerness to help me. :)
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