Originally Posted by linmix
Does the partition you are saving to have enough space?
Did you mount the partition you are trying to back-up (e.g. by clicking on the HDD icon on the desktop)? In that case you may need to unmount it.
linmix, thanks for responding. yes, i had more than enough space. having said that, i did use maxblast 4 to put two ntfs partitions onto my usb external maxtor hard drive.
perhaps this partition process is causing the problems.
i still have no clue how to change values in partimage. tabbing moves the cursor between options, but doesn't change the values. the mouse won't change the values, either.
i think i'm going to try and and use qtparted to lay down the partitions and maybe things will go better.
do tell how i can actually change values in partimage, if you know. it is quite bizarre and i can't ever remember having this kind of problem before.