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Old 06-04-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Making Linux Install


How to make compress image of my drive where linux installing,and extracting this image from cd to hdd drive...
Sorry but my english
 
Old 06-04-2008, 09:20 AM   #2
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Not sure what you are asking here.

You have a drive you want to backup before you install Linux on it? Is that right? If so, what OS is on it at the moment?
 
Old 06-04-2008, 09:51 AM   #3
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i have drive with linux and i want to backup linux drive and burn it on cd,from cd extract this backup on clean drive
 
Old 06-04-2008, 09:58 AM   #4
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i have drive with linux and i want to backup linux drive and burn it on cd,from cd extract this backup on clean drive
Take a look at mkcdrec or mondoarchive. Sounds like you want to take a system-snapshot of a working, installed system, and have a bootable CD from it.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 01:03 PM   #5
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this don't help for me,havign other programms?
 
Old 06-06-2008, 06:12 AM   #7
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me need after backup i booting from cd where my backup and restore backup to other computer's
 
Old 06-06-2008, 08:19 AM   #8
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me need after backup i booting from cd where my backup and restore backup to other computer's
Didn't realize that Tarzan had a computer....
 
Old 06-06-2008, 12:47 PM   #9
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http://www.andante.org/mkisofs.html

See mkisofs on this page:


http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/Lin...ialCDBurn.html
 
Old 06-06-2008, 09:39 PM   #10
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To make a raw image of a partition (or even a whole disk) you can just use dd, which is a standard tool widely available, no need to make the things complicated:

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dd if=/dev/hda1 of=myfile.img
You can then use bzip, 7z of gzip to compress it and even split to make a multivolume image. You can use hda instead of hda1 to make an image of the whole disk. Being that said, there's really no reason to do this usually. You can just copy all the files (make sure you preserve permissions with -p if using tar or -a if using cp, otherwise the whole backup will be nothing but garbage).

Then you can restore whatever partition layout you prefer from a livecd, mount everything somewhere and uncompress the tarball.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 06:42 AM   #11
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how to make small livecd with tar\bzip2 or where download small livecd with this utils
 
Old 06-07-2008, 07:00 AM   #12
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Puppy might be a live cd you are interested in, you can save files on the live cd as long as they are not too large. If I remember it even offers to compress.

Last edited by Larry Webb; 06-07-2008 at 07:02 AM.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 07:03 AM   #13
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me need veery small with bz2)
 
Old 06-07-2008, 12:25 PM   #14
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How small is very small? Damn small linux is a live CD with tar and bz2 packages that is 50MB:

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
 
Old 06-07-2008, 01:11 PM   #15
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me don't need x server and other packages.
Me need veery minimal livecd with bz2 archiver and no more.
 
  


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