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Old 06-17-2008, 04:36 AM   #1
Ron Petch
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backing up


Recently my kubuntu wouldn't boot properly, giving disk read errors on the sata drive. After running fsck etc. from system rescuecd - a very useful tool - I had to restore using Partition Magic Exact Image on Windows XP. It has a check for bad blocks option. I'm now in business again.
Is there an open source, linux equivalent?

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Old 06-17-2008, 04:40 AM   #2
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you mean an imaging program ?

then try clonezilla which is on the livecd http://clonezilla-sysresccd.hellug.gr/
 
Old 06-17-2008, 04:55 AM   #3
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Hi,

It's slow but 'dd' is a great way of making an image of a partition or entire disk.

A quick search on the net showed:
http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilit...andimage.shtml
http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page

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