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Old 05-04-2010, 06:16 AM   #1
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I dont want to delete programs though format the system


i am a newbie in linux!
i have ubuntu 9.10
i format my ubuntu partition many times,but i dont want to remove programs from it ,so what can i do ?
thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-04-2010, 06:20 AM   #2
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Why do you format?
Do you want to keep your personal data or...?
 
Old 05-04-2010, 06:22 AM   #3
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To me, "format my partition" means to re-install the file system. This deletes all files.

Please clarify some things:
1. Is the system currently working?
2. Why do you need to format the partition?
 
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i want to format it for various reasons but please tell me a way to save my installed softwares!
 
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The normal practice would be to make a copy of all your data, then do the partioning, formatting, (or other) and then re-install the system and the software.

You can make a clone, but it will contain whatever problem you want to solve by re-formatting.

If you give us the complete picture--including WHY you need to re-format--then we can maybe give better advice.
 
  


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