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Old 06-20-2011, 08:48 AM   #1
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Dualboot Ubuntu and Win7 on Ideapad


Hi there,

I'm half green on Linux and want to install dualboot on a Lenovo ideapad notebook. First I want to backup everything and I will use Clonezilla, I want to backup the whole hard drive to an image this should be simple, I want to know the exact procedure on Clonezilla, coz I tried before but I can't boot up again upon restore, the notebook drop to some sort of mini shell instead, I must have done something wrong, I would be very much appreciate if anyone can help me thru' thanks a lot !!
 
Old 06-20-2011, 09:06 AM   #2
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First I want to backup everything and I will use Clonezilla
What are you backing up? Which operating system(s)? Size of drive? Size of drive you are backing up to? Which method did you use in Clonezilla? Since we don't know what you did or what errors (if any) it's hard to suggest what to change.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 09:14 AM   #3
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"I want to backup the whole hard drive to an image"

So that I will have all the partitions backup to the image including the system recovery, OS and driver...etc., in case I need to restore to factory state.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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I want to backup the whole hard drive to an image
You said that in your first post and haven't provided any new or useful information. It would be helpful if you answered some of my previous questions. Sounds like you have a windows OEM installation? Have you ever done a dual-boot installation?
 
Old 06-20-2011, 01:10 PM   #5
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"Dualboot Ubuntu and Win7 on Ideapad"

I already installed dual boot and writing this with Ubuntu, I just worry that I could not restore the backup, I think it will make no different the size of drive to backup, it is the backup method matters, so I ask for detail in using Clonezilla, just ignore how I did that before and start from new, I am sorry if this is still not clear enough, thanks !
 
Old 06-20-2011, 06:46 PM   #6
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My experience with Clonezilla has been limited to cloning partitions, size matters in that case but should not with an image. Can't really help but maybe this link will?:

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/how-...ves-clonezilla
 
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Yeah that's what I'm looking for, wonder why I can't find it, thanks !
 
Old 06-20-2011, 08:00 PM   #8
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Might be able to use g4u or simply use dd with compression.
 
  


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