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I'm about to install Linux and generally wreak havoc on my new Thinkpad, but I really want to backup and keep the total configuration (Including the "Access IBM" parts). I read somewhere that the extra bits are hidden by the BIOS, but when I run Knoppix, /etc/fstab shows what seems to be the hidden partition as /dev/hda2 vfat ............
Now, in order to back up, I have shared a folder on my Windows box, and smbmounted it, I then typed:
The file is currently growing and growing on my windows hd...... Will this do the trick?
Is samba/ Windows/ my router reliable enough not to corrupt this data? Would it be safer to save it to my ipod, if not? Is there some utility on Windows that will zero all the unallocated blocks, so that the compression will be more efficient? Can I make bzip2 do a multipart archive? Will NTFS object to the file if it gets too big?
I need to know how to split it up into pieces < 2gb