On Sat, 4 Jun 2005, Colin O'Keeffe wrote:
> Is there a way to backup important debian files like X settings and
> kernel image incase I break something ?
The kernel and ramdisk (if appropriate) lives in /boot.
All the system settings live in /etc. X stuff lives in /etc/X11.
> Also , where is the package list stored on a machine or does it fetch
> it from the server ?
All this stuff is in /var/cache/apt.
But if you intend to break stuff on that scale, I suggest a *full*
backup, and having a Live-CD distro on hand in case you are unusually
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