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Old 04-17-2006, 08:17 PM   #1
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How to backup WinXP HDD w/Linux/Unix


Hi,

Another newbie here. I'm a big command line freak from DOS and OS/2 days. I know the unix command dd can be used to back up a HDD sector by sector, but how would I burn this data to a DVD. I'm trying to create an image of the hdd and burn to DVD. I don't necessarily have to have access to specific files; I just want to put the hdd back the way it was if there is a crash or what not. Thanks.

Terry
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:23 PM   #2
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Perhaps Partimage can do the job?
 
Old 04-20-2006, 08:04 AM   #3
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I tried PartImage, but it would not even complete booting on either of my boxes.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 01:47 PM   #4
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Well i use both http://sysresccd.org/Main_Page (system rescue cd) which is a boot disc with various tools including partimage and partimage installed on my kanotix partition ( i boot xp, mandriva, elive and kanotix with partion for backup images).
 
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I believe all LiveCD's have partimage, Knoppix is probably best when it comes to booting on different hardware. 'knoppix 2' from boot prompt will start it withot GUI (fast).
 
  


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