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Old 12-19-2009, 11:41 AM   #16
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If you want to do "big" experiments you should make an image of your OS before doing this.
Even when you don't experiment, making an image at regular basis is crucial!
I do this with Clonezilla.
Boot with Clonezilla as a live CD and make an image of your partion(s) to an other medium.
To backup individual files/directories (e.g. your pictures) you can use rsync.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:00 PM   #17
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@ jefro

There is little you can do in a non root terminal that can do damage, if your /home is backed up there is nothing unsafe you can do as a non root user. This is of course unless your username has rights that it shouldn't have.
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