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I have been a Windows user until my Dell Vostro A90 arrived last Tuesday, loaded with Ubuntu 8.04.1. Everything works fine. I would like to display the memory size, my SSD capacity, and other hardware such as graphics card, wireless card, etc, just to see if everything are as ordered. Also, I would like to display the version of the Ubuntu on my Vostro. (I know it's 8.04.1 only because it comes with the pc.)
I always presume you have a verified B-A-C-K-U-P before taking any advice given.
I have read warnings that some may post malicious commands to destroy the file system. But did'nt know how to verify the backup. Could you elaborate the basic steps to do this. My pc is 3 days old... Thx. I don't have a usb cd-rom. Just plan to rely on my usb stick for backup. And I have not taken any backup. Right now, all my data is still on the other Windows pc. I thought I just explore Linux...
Sorry - my bad. Been too long since I used Hardy.
As for the backup, there are truckloads of options. dar has CRC checking, and should work with everything.
For the paranoid (read experienced) have a look at what dvdisaster offers.