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Old 07-25-2011, 02:14 AM   #1
bharat.s.tyagi
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System rescue/recovery


I have recently shifted from windows to Mandriva 2010 (free "gnome" version) and I just cannot finish praising it for the fun and easy its been ever since (two weeks).

That said, system did play funny..... once it gave problem, menu's just went away but it recognized when I attached my external HD and I could easily restore my stored data...... second time however it stopped at command prompt and "fsck" was not of any help.... Now after reinstalling twice in two weeks, Its hard for me to get rid of system that I am beginning to love but reinstalling time and again!!

I have tried "Snapshot" option in control panel,even that did nothing!!...... I have downloaded the free version and "system restore" option of installing disk is not working (don't recognize the disk as installer!)..... is there a way to keep my system safe and continue to use this OS only, I will try till last available option to stay on Linux!!....

Please Help!!

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Old 07-25-2011, 02:34 AM   #2
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fsck just does a check of the filesystem on the hard drive you specify.

What I do with most of my computers is use Clonezilla to make a backup image of the computer, which I then keep on my server for use in the event of a catastrophic failure to keep me from having to redo everything. I refresh these images once a month or so.

What is the nature of the problems you're encountering? Is it always the same problem? Does it only occur only doing certain things like installing certain updates or software?
 
Old 07-25-2011, 02:46 AM   #3
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I am from India and power cut is a reality we have to live with!!........ sometimes there is no power cut for 36 hours and other times there is a 3 power cut within hours time, I am designer www.yukticommunication.com is website for my company... So, as you can easily make out I my work is design based only

First time somehow my system opened but menu's were missing, I restored the data (as I could) and simply reinstalled the OS...... last night however, the system did not boot properly but went to command prompt, I have no clue whatsoever for system restoration on Linux....

is where to get clone-zilla??.... there is no entry in system softwares for it, nor do I understand (properly) to install the softwares in linux!!..... wish I could continue to use this OS!!
 
Old 07-25-2011, 02:50 AM   #4
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Clonezilla is a stand-alone imaging solution based on Linux, much like Norton Ghost. You boot from the CD and can make an "image" of a hard drive or partition which you can store somewhere else like a server, or an external hard drive. You can then, in the event of a disaster, restore a disk or partition from an image made with Clonezilla. Clonezilla is free and open source software. Here's the links:

Website: http://clonezilla.org
Latest Stable Version (ISO): http://sourceforge.net/projects/clon...6.iso/download

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Old 07-25-2011, 03:20 AM   #5
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Thanks man, down side of this download will be that its a direct (wish I had a torrent!!)...... but it will be worth it I hope!!
 
  


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