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Old 12-01-2006, 02:52 AM   #1
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Install Partimage on Puppy?


A potential refugee from XP ....
I've had a lot of experience with Windows, but still a Linux newbie.

I like Puppy, as much as anything because I can understand how to mount things - the hardest of all the things to understand. For me.

But I really, really, would like to have Partimage, so that I can back-up other Linux installations. Partimage is not on the list of installations that Puppy put out.

From my browsing I think this is possible, but I'm not sure yet. Can I just get an RPM and install it? If so which one? There is a confusing number of them about, all specified for a particular Linux OS.

Any suggestions? Anyone achieved this?

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Old 12-01-2006, 03:03 AM   #2
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can try clicking on "Static i386 binary tarball" , extract it to a new directory of it own in puppy and run it staright ... like "./partimage" and/or "./partimaged"


//may works that way ...


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Old 12-01-2006, 11:46 AM   #3
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you can also try copying both executables into your "/root/my-applications/bin" directory ...


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Old 12-01-2006, 12:00 PM   #4
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I did find and install a partimage.pup last week but link seems to have gone.
Post back if alred's solution doesn't work for you.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 06:46 PM   #5
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Thanks, alred and beagle2. That was one of the easiest things I have done. Now that I know what to do.

Now: is it possible to run this from a GUI? Or even have a shortcut on the desktop? I had to use the command line to run this. No big deal, but computers are there to do the work for us.

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Old 12-01-2006, 07:36 PM   #6
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The dotpup partimage package I installed appears now in the main menu so I can just click on it to run. I see a file in /root .myownmenurc with the following in it

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RootMenu>
<Menu label="DotPups" icon="nothing.xpm">
<Program label="partimage" icon="/usr/local/partimage/icon.xpm">/usr/local/partimage/client/partimage</Program>
</Menu>
</RootMenu>

I'm running jwm window manager.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 09:12 PM   #7
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Sounds good: how did you do it?

I didn't actually *install* anything. Just went to the file on the USB drive and ran it from there.

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:31 PM   #8
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Well didn't do much at all - downloaded the partimage.dotpup clicked on it and it installed and appeared in the menu. Assume that .myownmenurc file was created then so you could try and amend it to suit your own needs I suppose. Had to "show hidden files " in the file manager first.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #9
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You seem to have found the fabled Partimage.dotpup
Google is unable to find it; the only reference to Partimage.pup is in a posting in another forum from someone who knew it existed but could not find it where he thought it was.

Looks like I will have to make do with what I have. Unless you know where to find it.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 12-02-2006, 03:44 PM   #10
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I will boot up puppy again tomorrow and see if the link appears in my browsers history. If not, email me and I will email you the dotpup.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 07:09 PM   #11
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Thanks beagle2. It's already tomorrow here in New Zealand; tomorrow is more than half over

I see you don't accept emails, but if you find that file, you could send it to my temporary address: terry.temp@hotmail.com

Thanks

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Old 12-02-2006, 07:37 PM   #12
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Ok will do (didn't notice the email thing, changed it now)
 
Old 12-03-2006, 10:06 AM   #13
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thats what emails are for ...


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