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Old 06-16-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
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Can i ghost Linux?


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
with Linux?
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
 
Old 06-16-2003, 05:06 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 06-18-2003, 02:47 PM   #3
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so any suggestions 0x4B

i think just a few good steps/ideas/hints

would help me

thx in advance : )
 
Old 06-18-2003, 07:23 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 08:00 PM   #5
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even if you wanted to look at this...i know its shareware, but enlighten yourself :P

http://newsforge.com/newsforge/02/11/18/1446257.shtml
 
Old 06-18-2003, 08:06 PM   #6
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actually i just read, that mondo rescue is now free go here and it explains ->

http://www.mondorescue.org/about/about.html
 
Old 06-18-2003, 10:45 PM   #7
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You can ghost your linux machine(s), at least with ghost 2002. Hope you're putting the image on another drive as mine was 1.6GB in size and I wasn't about to burn to 10 CD's.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:05 PM   #8
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thx all for the help


c u guys : )
 
Old 06-23-2003, 05:12 AM   #9
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1.6GB = 10cds? perhaps bussiness-card-sized cds...
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:25 AM   #10
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I'm trying to

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?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:29 AM   #11
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nenee,

It was meant to be taken literally..i.e. as if I said a million cd's I don't actually mean a million...
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:29 AM   #12
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Re: I'm trying to

Quote:
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?

Thanks.
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).
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:34 AM   #13
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Thanks! I'll try it and let you know.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:32 AM   #14
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Tcaptain,

I made a boot disk from the mandrake control panel on a seperate machine. When I boot to the floppy it says "Syslinux 1.67" and gives the prompt

boot:

What do I do from here?

Thanks!
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:37 AM   #15
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I think if you just hit enter it should work...its been too long since I've used a boot disk

Although I THINK "F1" should give you a help file and describe the different boot options.
 
  


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