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Old 09-05-2003, 04:37 PM   #1
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having partimage saving complete hdd


I need to save my complete hdd to a CD. I think partimage can do the job but I am not sure how to create a bootable cd with my complete hdd.
Basically I just want to slip the CD(s) in the CD-ROM and my system will be restored.

From what I have understood from www.partimage.org the program only works with partitions.

I don't have any CD-Writer on my linux machine, so can I make some iso images of the system and then burn on a Windows machine?
 
Old 09-06-2003, 07:31 AM   #2
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If you wan to mirror a drive exactly then dd is better - eg:
dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb

This will mirror to a second drive. "of" can also point to a file to write to.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:16 AM   #3
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But it is possible to split the drive into multiple CDs?
And do I get at bootable CD?

I need a CD so I can give them to others and they get the same system I have, with an easy question "Throw out your system and get one that works? [yes] __"
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:19 AM   #4
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1) Yes you can set start and end bytes
2) Not just by dumping it to a data file

3) This is never going to be easy due to variations in graphics cards etc. Have you looked into Knoppix?
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:55 AM   #5
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There will not be any problems with different hardware, since the machines are all leased from Dell and have identical hardware (i.e same model).

So instead of reinstalling everything on every machine I do it once and then just ghost it so everyone that want to can have the same setup.

Which takes us back to the same problem with the bootable CD
 
Old 09-07-2003, 07:11 AM   #6
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In that case you may want to checkout this project:
http://mkcdrec.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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