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Re: creating complete OS image

This depends very much on your install process for your machines...

you may want to have a look at

dpkg --get-selections > /tmp/packages.dpkg
dpkg --set-selections < /tmp/packages.dpkg

apt-get update
apt-get dselect-upgrade

You will also want to save the contents of /etc and whatever else you
have 'custom' installed on the machine (including data)



On Oct 18, 2005, at 5:24 PM, Rich Puhek wrote:

R. W. Rodolico wrote:

As far as the operating system is concerned, there is a way to save
your package selection (ie, what packages are installed on a
particular machine) on one floppy.
Using this, I have recovered a dead machine in a few hours before.
Don't know if this is "best practise" but it works for my small

Could you let us know the procedure you've used to save your package selection? I know it's possible, but haven't done it before.



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