Originally Posted by homey
...The GPARTED and System Rescue livecds are small and have partimage along with other goodies.
I now have the System Rescue CD but am having difficulty getting Partimage to do what I want it to do - it's just me not knowing enough about the file system.
I want to image my Mandriva system partition on hdb1 to my external drive on sda1 and have tried a variety of names for the image file to create, such as /sda1/mandriva, /dev/sda1/mandriva, and although most appear to work in the sense that a file is being created somewhere, it isn't being created on sda1 and anyway always stops after 2GB saying disk full and asking for a new path. The disk isn't full of course.
The second problem I have is that I have not been able to find how you change any of the default options - those with a *.
Any help will be much appreciated, as Partimage assumes you already know all this stuff