App List

GParted

"GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions."

Installing GParted

An old version of GParted is available through the official Ubuntu repository and you may simply install it through your distribution’s software center. However, you can install the latest version by adding Privoox PPA:

# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:privoox/privoox
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install gparted

To-Do After Installing GParted

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Troubleshooting GParted

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UNetbootin

"UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without burning a CD."

Installing UNetbootin

1. Run the following commands to add the repository and install UNetbootin:

# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install unetbootin

2. Run UNetbootin. If it doesn’t ask for root access and you get an error instead, then run the following command to run it as root:

sudo /usr/bin/unetbootin

To-Do After Installing UNetbootin

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Troubleshooting UNetbootin

Privoox has encountered the following problems while using UNetbootin. Please help us complete this list in the wiki. Let's work together to make Linux easy for everybody.

UNetbootin Doesn't Recognize My USB Partition

If your USB flash disk partition is not listed, then use the command below to force UNetbootin to use it. Replace “X” with the appropriate partition value of your flash disk e.g. sdb1. You may check that using e.g. GParted:

unetbootin installtype=USB targetdrive=/dev/sdX

Persistence in UEFI Mode

Open /boot/grub/grub.cfg located in your flash disk. Add the word persistence as shown in the photo like:

linux /casper/vmlinuz persistent file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper

Moo:When you create a bootable USB flash disk using UNetbootin, the persistence storage might not work when you boot in with your flash disk in UEFI mode. After applying the fix, your live system should be able to save changes across reboots. The yellow highlighted sections below are the grub options that you get when booting your flash disk. You can add “persistent” to all the options like below or only to the ones you want.
Fixing Persistence in UEFI Mode

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Systemback

"Systemback makes it easy to create backups of the system and the users configuration files."

Installing Systemback

Run the following commands to add the repository and install Systemback:

# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install unetbootin

To-Do After Installing Systemback

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Creating a New Restore Point

Choose your storage directory to save your restore points. Then click on “Create New”. That’s it. A full restore point will be created and added to the “Restore Points” section:

Moo:You can restore your system to a previous state by clicking on the check box next to a restore point then choosing “System Restore” from the “Function menu”.
There are many other very useful features such as “Live system create” which creates a love image of your system.
Creating a Restore Point With Systemback

Troubleshooting Systemback

Privoox has not encountered any problems while using Systemback. Please report your problems or solutions in the wiki. Let's work together to make Linux easy for everybody.