During a recent update to 13.10 from 13.04, Ubuntu crashed and became unstable. My attempts to repair it led to no results and I have finally decided to reinstall it, replacing in the process the unity-gnome graphical interface by the KDE.
However, provided that the machine I am going to reinstall the linux on has a dual-boot with Windows 8 and a UEFI that might lead to the complication during the installation of a different OS in a dual-boot, I wanted to back up my partition tables.
While installing the Ubuntu 13.04 I have used for this purpose the Ubuntu secure remix (currently renamed to linux-secure), which includes a tool to automatically back-up and restore partition tables during the installation from a liveUSB.
However, I wasn't able to find a 13.10 Ubuntu or Kubuntu version that includes that tool.
Thus right now I am looking for a method allowing me to back up my partition tables before Linux installation in dual-boot with a different OS, preferably available for Ubuntu or Kubuntu.