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Has anyone tried using Norton's Ghost to back up thier Linux system?
I have done it with Windoze (very necessary) just wondered if it would work
I figured that since my current linux install is the most complete and
working install that I have managed so far (only been at this for 8 months) I
would back it up and save myself some stress when I manage to kill it next
any suggestions or ideas will b highly appreciated
thx in advance
the only problem I had the one time I ghosted a linux machine was that the boot record wasn't written properly. we had to boot from a disk and have lilo install the mbr. this was 1.5 years ago, so it may be a moot point now
Norton Ghost works on ext2 but the newest version of Ghost may do other filesystems too. I have Norton Ghost 2002, it can image LINUX partitions. I haven't tried it with LINUX. Read the manual. Make a boot disk.
I used Ghost 7.5 (corporate edition of ghost 2003) to upload an image of Mandrake 9.1 to an image server. When I reimaged the machine with it the image would not boot. I only got a bunch of 9's and then it stopped.
Originally posted by Linuxpenguin I used Ghost 7.5 (corporate edition of ghost 2003) to upload an image of Mandrake 9.1 to an image server. When I reimaged the machine with it the image would not boot. I only got a bunch of 9's and then it stopped.
Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
See above in the forum, it's likely that your boot record wasn't properly written (that would be my first guess anyway).
Try a boot disk and see if you can reinstall lilo (just running it should do it).