This page is for APTonCD help for making into a HDTV machine click here
Now to backup all the deb files but first do these commands Steve to get some useful tools ......kaffeine and gxine for my Hauppauge tv card.

( these used as a example i don't use all of these anymore )
apt-get install wine
apt-get install kaffeine
apt-get install gxine
apt-get install virtualbox
apt-get install eclipse
apt-get install gparted
apt-get install chromium-bsu
apt-get install nvidia-current ( if you have a NVidia card )

Now go to Menu -> Administration -> APTonCD and this window is displayed

 after you update your distro click on the Create button on the main screen and you will see the page below dont forget to click on the menu item "auto select dependencies" ( don't look at the size of the files at the bottom of window that is just small because i am doing a demo screenshot but it will look a lot the same if you have Eclipse Programming installed )

Now you can CD into the directory created with Brasio burner called packages on the DVD you just burnt from the ISO created by APTonCD don't worry if it doesn't burn automatically just make a iso file on the hard drive and use Brasio to do the burning from it
Now you can put the DVD in the other machine or Ubuntu based distro you want to upgrade and then do a

dpkg -i *.deb

Once you can see a list of the deb files in the packages directory on the DVD you just burnt.  You should see a output like this one below from a terminal screen. If you have some errors like the one below with libreoffice core ( I fixed that by doing the dpkg -i *.deb command again later when the system had settled down a bit :) then you probably have to download that file from the net if that doesn't work I had about 10 packages with errors but they patched up later ok with a download or a re-issue of the dpkg -i *.deb command. (still better then the hundreds of megs of files needed before using APTonCD :)