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How to clone an installation : Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06.1 / 6.10

How nice would it be if you could clone your current installation and fairly easily reinstall to just about the same stage you were before you changed
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The first thing to remember is that Ubuntu uses the APT package management system which handles installed packages and their dependencies. If we can get a list of currently installed packages you can very easily duplicate exactly what you have installed now on a future machine. Below is a command you can use to export a list of your installed packages.

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