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Old 03-07-2002, 11:14 PM   #1
jamaso
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save linux configuration for later reference ?


I read somewhere that Suse allows you to save linux configuration on a floppy so that you don't have all that work of going through packages choice again . there should be a way of doing it on other distros as well,
i can only guess that you might have to go to /etc somewhere and save it ( maybe saving the whole file ?) any help would be welcome.


PS is there a way that i can install this same Slackware 8.0 system i have (with all the configurations made as they are now) from a partition (that i would make just for that ) ?
 
Old 03-08-2002, 04:47 AM   #2
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I can't remember about the older versions, but Mandy 8.1 allows this aswell. I'm not sure if you can do it at run-time, but I know that if you select 'expert' mode of installation, the very last screen you get (right before you reboot) you're given the option of creating a floppy that has all the relevant packages information on it. Apparently it's so that you can create lots of identical machines. Never tried it, but maybe I should...
 
Old 03-08-2002, 09:27 AM   #3
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thanks a lot Thymox , i think i remember it when i installed mandrake before but i thought it was just a normal boot disk creation :-) which i never do . any hints on how to do it on slackware ? the reason i'm asking this is because i'm reinstalling a lot of times and that can't be good for the machine ( specially the cdrom ). really apreciated .
 
Old 03-11-2002, 03:55 AM   #4
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Affraid I can't help. When I have the bad fortune that I need to re-install Slackware I just install all the packages. I don't know of anything that lets automate the config either. Sorry.
 
  


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