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Old 10-02-2011, 01:48 PM   #46
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Just save the file to your HD.
Then use the burning software to burn the iso to cd as an image.

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Old 10-02-2011, 02:17 PM   #47
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Just save the file to your HD.
Then use the burning software to burn the iso to cd as an image.

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That was exactly the first thing I did, but didn't work.
I am going to try it again for the second or third time.

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Old 10-02-2011, 02:19 PM   #48
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How about reading the manual from the burning software?

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Old 10-02-2011, 03:03 PM   #49
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How about reading the manual from the burning software?

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Is there any way I can give you the control of my Win XP machine, so that you show me how to do it. I mean via remote Desktop.
I am truly at a loss here.

I appear to have burned the iso image. It is an ISO file on the CD-RW now.

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Thank you very much, OK, success at last. That's a friendly piece of software.
I am running puppy now on my Asus(Sorry not Acer) ubuntu 10.10 notebook.
Copying to RAM.
Ok. I am getting a #


Ok, I am getting the Puppy Video Wizard
OK, I am stuck at Puppy Video Wizard
It doesn't like any of my resolutions.

Ok, using fdisk -l I can see both /dev/sda1 to sda11 - my laptop partitions and /dev/sdb1 - my USB Eternal Hard Drive

How would I copy sda11 (my /Home folder ) to the USB Eternal Hard Drive[/B]mansour

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Old 10-02-2011, 04:55 PM   #52
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You can clone sda11 to your external hdd then you'll have access to from your news system.
Clonezilla-live-cd
http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php
You have to first make free space, clonezilla will create the partition.
 
Old 10-02-2011, 05:03 PM   #53
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You can clone sda11 to your external hdd then you'll have access to from your news system.
Clonezilla-live-cd
http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php
You have to first make free space, clonezilla will create the partition.


Ok, But I am unable to get puppy in GUI mode. I only have command line prompt now;
This:

#

How would I clone using puppy?
I am not going to download clozilla now.
Tell me with the puppy how would I do that?

I am lost again.


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Old 10-02-2011, 05:18 PM   #54
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This 1 only says how to create images of partitions or drives. you want a physical clone of sda11
http://www.minihowto.org/dd_backup_o...y%20linux.html
Someone here may give you the exact dd command, which is obviously can be done from the live-cd
 
Old 10-02-2011, 05:53 PM   #55
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This 1 only says how to create images of partitions or drives. you want a physical clone of sda11
http://www.minihowto.org/dd_backup_o...y%20linux.html
Someone here may give you the exact dd command, which is obviously can be done from the live-cd

Look I was just basking in the glory of successfully downloading and burning puppy to my CD-RW, after hours of struggle, just being hung high and dry by our friend in Belgium who probably is in bed now, since must be early morning there now. and now you want me to download yet another software.

I don't know, people are wonderful here including yourself, for the help they give you, but I wish one person would get me to the final outcome, instead of all these.


The puppy now is playing theatrical with me complaining about the GUI and monitor resolution, and what not.
And yet our friend said so much about it being friendly and tame and easy to follow.
I don't know, I feel soooo.......... loooooooooooost and demoralized again.



mansour

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Old 10-02-2011, 08:21 PM   #57
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Ok. I am getting a #
Puppy runs as root so you don't need to bother with su or sudo. You don't need a GUI mode.

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How would I copy sda11 (my /Home folder ) to the USB Eternal Hard Drive[/B]mansour
Enter each of these commands successively, hit the enter key after each:

mkdir /mnt/sda11
mkdir /mnt/sdb1

Verify that the mount points are there:

ls /mnt

You should see both sda11 and sdb1

Enter these commands successively and hit the enter key after each:

mount -t ext4 /dev/sda11 /mnt/sda11
mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1

Verify that the partitions are mounted:

ls /mnt/sda11 (You should see the output showing whatever diretories you have on sda11, only your /home directory, your / directory, I'm not really sure from all your posts what to expect to see here. I understood it would only be your /home directory?)

ls /mnt/sdb1 (You should see whatever folders/files you have on your external drive, if you have any??)

Before you copy, do you have folders/files on your external drive that you want to keep?? You never answered that. If you copy the contents of sda11 to sdb1, I would not expect folders/files currently on sdb1 to be overwritten, particularly if you are going to be copy your /home/mansour directory only. Are you? The other thing I don't know about is what would happen if you copy these files from a Linux ext4 system to a windows ntfs partition and then later copy them back from the ntfs partition to a Linux ext4 partition? Those are my concerns and I'm afraid I don't have answers.

To copy your /home/mansour directory from sda11, navigate to the directory where it is mounted:

cd /mnt/sda11/home/

then copy: cp -a -x mansour/* /mnt/sdb1

The command above will copy all the directories/files in the /home/mansour directory. I used this command to copy an entire Ubuntu install from one partition to another and it works. Don't know how it will work for you given your different circumstances.

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Old 10-02-2011, 10:57 PM   #58
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Puppy runs as root so you don't need to bother with su or sudo. You don't need a GUI mode.



Enter each of these commands successively, hit the enter key after each:

mkdir /mnt/sda11
mkdir /mnt/sdb1

Verify that the mount points are there:

ls /mnt

You should see both sda11 and sdb1

Enter these commands successively and hit the enter key after each:

mount -t ext4 /dev/sda11 /mnt/sda11
mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1

Verify that the partitions are mounted:

ls /mnt/sda11 (You should see the output showing whatever diretories you have on sda11, only your /home directory, your / directory, I'm not really sure from all your posts what to expect to see here. I understood it would only be your /home directory?)

ls /mnt/sdb1 (You should see whatever folders/files you have on your external drive, if you have any??)

Before you copy, do you have folders/files on your external drive that you want to keep?? You never answered that. If you copy the contents of sda11 to sdb1, I would not expect folders/files currently on sdb1 to be overwritten, particularly if you are going to be copy your /home/mansour directory only. Are you? The other thing I don't know about is what would happen if you copy these files from a Linux ext4 system to a windows ntfs partition and then later copy them back from the ntfs partition to a Linux ext4 partition? Those are my concerns and I'm afraid I don't have answers.

To copy your /home/mansour directory from sda11, navigate to the directory where it is mounted:

cd /mnt/sda11/home/

then copy: cp -a -x mansour/* /mnt/sdb1

The command above will copy all the directories/files in the /home/mansour directory. I used this command to copy an entire Ubuntu install from one partition to another and it works. Don't know how it will work for you given your different circumstances.


Hello yancek:

My deepest gratitude to you. Repo and you made it happen.
It looks like you did it. You brought it to a conclusion for me.
Yes, indeed I have all the files I wanted on the External USB Hard Drive.
Now, I could test it on my ubuntu desktop, see whether or not I can read the personal files there or not, and report back to you what happened.

And I think I know how to transfer it back from External HD to the ubuntu desktop for a trial.
I just have to do the reverse of the process that you taught me above.
I will report back to you tomorrow about the final result.
But puppy seems very handy software, since allows the transfer between ext3 and ntfs file systems. By the way my /home folder is ext3 not ext4.

Thank you for the great help you gave me, I can sleep in peace now.

mansour

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:18 AM   #59
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You're welcome. I would be interested in the results after you copy back to Linux. I've never copied from a Linux to windows system and back and don't know what effect there may be.
 
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You're welcome. I would be interested in the results after you copy back to Linux. I've never copied from a Linux to windows system and back and don't know what effect there may be.


Hello yancek:



Strangely enough now puppy's GUI is working for the old machine that I have ubuntu desktop on. So what I did I put puppy CD-RW in the ubuntu desktop which is an old P4 machine and then boot it.
Ok. I can see both sda1(Hard Drive) and sdb1 (Extrnal USB Hard Drive )on my puppy desktop. I copied all of the sdb1 into sda1/home/ folder.
But when I open the /sda1/home/sdb1 I don't see all the files that I can see on ls /mnt/sdb1/. No I only see autorun.inf and backup.bkpIn other words, if I rely on this copy, I lost everything.
But if I open /mnt/sdb1/ then I see everything.

Very interesting, I wish Repo could read this post and give me some feedback as what I should do now. So all my personal files are portable now, but can't be transplanted back into a non-portable system, for good.





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