How can i back up my updated & installed packages & give me name of resumble software for installing updates fastly?

Asked by Asif ansari on 2012-09-15

I had installed ubuntu 12.04 just 5 days ago,while installing i specified the partition with very less disk space for it...In this days i have updated my PC and installed some required packages,so anyhow i want to reinstall UBUNTU otherwise partition 'll go out of space therefore i need to take back up of updated,upgraded and other installed programs.
How can it be done?

And plz provide me some software name in which i can download the updates with resumable capabilty (like IDM forXP)


where did they

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José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #1

You can use GParted to resize your partitions. I suggest you defragment the partitions before resizing them. I also warn you that there's a chance data may be lost after the process.

Asif ansari (asif-ansari4u) said : #2

How to Resize and defragment the partition?

Did you install using Wubi or did you resize your NTFS partition to make space for Ubuntu?

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; df -h; mount


Asif ansari (asif-ansari4u) said : #4

asif@asif-desktop:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; df -h; mount
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux asif-desktop 3.2.0-29-generic-pae #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:25:43 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 21G 3.0G 17G 15% /
udev 237M 4.0K 237M 1% /dev
tmpfs 98M 800K 97M 1% /run
none 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
none 244M 80K 244M 1% /run/shm
/dev/sda3 47G 22G 26G 46% /media/Softwares
/dev/sda6 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/asif/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=asif)
/dev/sda3 on /media/Softwares type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)

HEY.......i had upgraded packages and copied the upgraded packages from var/cache/archieves but after reinstalling ubuntu how can i install them back

Asif ansari (asif-ansari4u) said : #5

I HAD NOT RESIZED PARTITION for installing but i have created new partition for Ubuntu......and i installed it using wubi

Your system is only using 15%

/dev/sda6 21G 3.0G 17G 15% /

So you have plenty of space to play with. Are you still wanting to remove Ubuntu?

Asif ansari (asif-ansari4u) said : #7

NO i dont want anymore space but........I WANT TO REINSTALL UBUNTU 12.04 so plz tell me how to backup the packages and install them after reinstalling.....

The debs will be in /var/cache/apt/archives unless you have told apt-get to clean them out.

Asif ansari (asif-ansari4u) said : #9

Yes they were there, but not installed on my to unpack them?

Why would you need to unpack them? They can be used to reinstall apps without having to redownload. No unpacking needs to happen in any way

Asif ansari (asif-ansari4u) said : #11

Yes reinstalling ...... how it is done

You can use:

sudo dpkg -i filename.deb or glob using:
sudo dpkg -i *

you can also double click deb and it will install.

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