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Old 12-18-2005, 02:13 AM   #1
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Partimage - Howto Make Selections


i'm using partimage to make an image of my winxp hard drive prior to dual booting linux.

i finally think i have a process using knoppix and partimage to get a backup to my usb hard drive.

for the life of me, though, i can't figure out how to select setting while using partimage.

i see the defaults... but i can't figure out how to change them.

i'm sure it is something trivial.

can anyone help out with this rather bizarre problem?

tia...
 
Old 12-18-2005, 02:59 AM   #2
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Partimage - "Can't Create Temp File..." Error

i'm trying to use partimage's default values and i end up with the error, "can't create temp file error... check permissions" (paraphrased.

i'm logged into root on knoppix.

does anyone have an idea how i can get this to work?

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Old 12-18-2005, 05:24 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 09:18 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 12:48 AM   #5
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"can't create temp file error... check permissions"
That error is caused by your path to where your going to send it, or your file name itself. Try sending it to a different partition and/or try naming it something else like this: "MyImag~1" using just 6 letters as shown.

But it definitely does not like the path you are using, play around with it a little.
 
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i still have no clue how to change values in partimage.
I guess I did not read all of your post. What values are you trying to change ? If you mean how to check the item you want to use, space bar will remove a check mark, and space bar will add a check mark. Is this what you wanted to know ?
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:47 AM   #7
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I guess I did not read all of your post. What values are you trying to change ? If you mean how to check the item you want to use, space bar will remove a check mark, and space bar will add a check mark. Is this what you wanted to know ?
yes, thanks! i'm sure it is documented somewhere, but it didn't jump out at me.

i want to change the value that will create multiple volumes. i reworked around it by making the volume size larger than the drive.

i'll be giving this another shot within a few days.

thank you.
 
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That error is caused by your path to where your going to send it, or your file name itself. Try sending it to a different partition and/or try naming it something else like this: "MyImag~1" using just 6 letters as shown.

But it definitely does not like the path you are using, play around with it a little.
ob, the entered path was "dev/sda5" (iirc) and was meant to lead to a partition on my usb hard drive. i also have a dev/sda1 on the same maxtor usb hard drive.

i used maxblast 4 in order to copy my c: drive to sda1. i tried to boot into a second computer, via the usb connection to this drive, and received an error. i'm now thinking maxblast 4 may have compressed the image.

ideally, i'd like to make a 100% backup and then test it by bootin gfrom usb on a second computer. i understand partimage doesn't copy swap files or the extra space (as opposed to dd), so that's great. what is copied, though, ought to be pristine.

thanks for the help.
 
  


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