Back when I first made the switch to Linux, I didn't know nearly as much about it as I do now. As a result, there are several fundamental things about how my partitions and operating systems are set up (not using 64bit, only have one root partition, etc). I want to wipe the drive completely and start over.
Now, I don't want to lose my configurations or installed packages. My plan is as follows:
- Copy the entire contents of my home directory off to an external drive
- Generate a list of all installed packages using this guide.
- Copy contents of external drive back into home folder (which will be on it's own partition now to avoid issues like this in the future
- Re-download/install packages following the method in the aforementioned guide.
Is this a complete way to back up/restore my configurations or will it miss a few things? The only thing I can see it missing are themes and such (which are in /usr and not /home), but I can live with that.