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Old 06-17-2008, 03:36 AM   #1
Ron Petch
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backing up

Recently my kubuntu wouldn't boot properly, giving disk read errors on the sata drive. After running fsck etc. from system rescuecd - a very useful tool - I had to restore using Partition Magic Exact Image on Windows XP. It has a check for bad blocks option. I'm now in business again.
Is there an open source, linux equivalent?

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Old 06-17-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
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you mean an imaging program ?

then try clonezilla which is on the livecd
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It's slow but 'dd' is a great way of making an image of a partition or entire disk.

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