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Old 09-14-2002, 01:26 AM   #1
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i want to know if possible to save all my configurations!??
*i want to reformat my HD and i want to keep the same
settings as usual don't want to setup stuff again*

any ideas!??

Old 09-14-2002, 01:42 AM   #2
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Well I suggest you to copy '/root' and '/etc' ( there will be all your configuration files) directories to some other place. If you have your kernel recompiled so save '/boot/vmlinuz'. Save '/lib/modules'. Well that should be almost everything, if someone have another ideas plz
Old 09-14-2002, 01:43 AM   #3
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do a "ls -a" in your home directory to see your 'hidden' files. then do a backup on all the directories with a dot (period sign) in front of them.

for example,

etc etc.

after u reformat, just copy these files into your home directory again. that should do the trick.
Old 09-14-2002, 01:45 AM   #4
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hm. after reading nautilus post, i realized perhaps i misunderstood the question?


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