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Old 08-28-2007, 01:56 AM   #1
michielsmissaert
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it is possible to install an image file of a harddisk with linux to a computer with


Hello,
I have one computer with Linux in Costa Rica and one with Windows XP
in the Netherlands. Soon I will go to the Netherlands and I would like to make an image file of the harddisk with linux and copy it somehow to (a new partition) on the harddisk with Windows XP. Because otherwise I have to start all over again with installing all programs and that is very time consuming. Is this possible? Can I just make a new partition, copy the image file to it with Linux and all the programs and data and then may be even make it dual boot somehow? Thanks .....
 
Old 08-28-2007, 01:58 AM   #2
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Use the dd command
 
Old 08-28-2007, 04:08 AM   #3
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There is nothing to stop you from migrating installed Linux to another PC as long as you understand it may not work in the new environment.

Here is a thread I just wrote showing a cloned hard disk with 63 partition forcibly fed to another PC. 70% of the Linux boot successfully without alteration (apart from adjustment to the boot loaders).

You can certainly put the Linux onto a USB hard disk or even a USB thumbdrive.

If I were you I would copy the Linux onto a USB hard disk and convert its boot loader to boot from the USB hard disk. You can then carry the USB hard disk to any new computer and try to ask its Bios to boot from the the USB disk and have the Linux adjust to the new envirnment on a boot up. You can fill the USB hard disk up with any number of operating systems as demontrated here.

Ultimately I recommend load a few Live CD iso into a DVD or a USB thumbdrive so that there is several Linux you can use with any computer. A Live CD Linux is more compact and has been written to run on every PC. You need to keep you data in a separate partition which has to be mounted whenever you need them. This thread may be useful as it describes how to put several iso into a re-writeable DVD and then on the thumbdrive.
 
  


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