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Here is my current hard drive setup:
140 GB NTFS with Windows XP installed
4 GB (its full) Fat32 with HP Recovery Software
20 GB reseirfs Slackware -current installed
I would like to backup my entire slackware install, so I could try out a couple other distros and then if I don't like them restore my slackware install. I'm looking for an app that can backup my 20 GB install into a gzipped file or image file on my linux partition that I can then just burn to cds or dvds. Does anyone know of a free app that would do this?
I don't want to resize my windows partition because I don't have it all backed up and have some valuable data on it.
Originally posted by merchtemeagle Make tarballs consisting of everything under / .
When installing Slackware again, after the install, get your cd's/dvd's and untar everything in the appropriate places.
I've never tried this myself, but I see no reason why this would fail?
So could I just make a targz file for every directory in the root folder? I think this would work, but I wonder if there are any apps that might do this (like even a live-cd)?
The only other partition I have is an NTFS partition, and linux CANNOT write to NTFS (as you're probably already aware). This is my predicament. What I can try to do is clean up my home dir to make it so the files are less than 4.3 GB, and then just burn the normal unzipped folders onto a dvd.
sure you could do this with tar - but based on your goal, it may just be easier to throw any valuable stuff into /home and burn that, or just burn media files, etc., then just do a full reinstall later. assuming you don't have a huge quantity of additional apps, the time difference probably wouldn't be much either way, but Patrick's already done all the work to assemble the packages