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Old 10-19-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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Does Linux have an equivalent to Diskcopy?


Does Linux have an (either GUI or CLI) equivalent to the Windows Diskcopy command? If it does, where can I find it and the proper syntax to use?

Also, how would I schedule a task in Knoppix GUI?

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Get parted magic or clonezilla or system rescue cd to do it from CLI/GUI

disk duplicator
 
Old 10-19-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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I'm not looking for software but thanks.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 06:12 PM   #4
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Interesting attitude. Commands I've looked at have been software.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 08:15 PM   #5
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No attitude at all - I said thanks. I am looking for a command that would do the same as Windows Diskcopy and a GUI task scheduler. Is crontab a GUI task scheduler?
 
Old 10-19-2011, 08:39 PM   #6
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What about Kcron - it is a GUI scheduling utility. Would it run in Knoppix?
 
Old 10-19-2011, 08:48 PM   #7
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cp is probably similar to MS Disk Copy command. Kcron, since it has the K, I would assume is included with KDE environment. Does Knoppix come with KDE desktop, if so it may be included?
 
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:59 PM   #8
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Not sure if it is included. I have been looking for it but can't find enough info to know where to look for sure.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 09:02 PM   #9
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I found this from google search.

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KDE provides users with the tools to run software automatically using two features: Autostart and Task Scheduler (formerly called KCron).
 
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:07 PM   #10
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I am just so lost. I can't find anything remotely close to Autostart, Task Scheduler OR KCron anywhere in the menus.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #11
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I am making progress - I found this with the help of the post about autostart ...

1. Open up Konqueror. Navigate to your home folder.
2. Click on View. Select Show Hidden Files.
3. Look for a folder named .kde and open it.
4. Look for a folder named Autostart and open it.
5. Click on the K Menu icon and navigate to the program that you would like to auto-start.
6. Drag the icon for said program into the Konqueror window and select Copy Here when prompted.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 09:13 PM   #12
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Nope, that only auto starts programs upon login. Will keep looking.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 09:34 PM   #13
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You might want to look into dd. It might meet your needs.

http://www.backuphowto.info/linux-ba...-disk-clone-dd

cron is indeed a task scheduler. You edit it with a special command called crontab -e.

See man crontab for more.
 
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:05 PM   #14
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How do you get to the GNU Parted program and will it copy disks like Diskcopy or does it only work on hard drives?
 
Old 10-20-2011, 01:36 AM   #15
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Hi,

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How do you get to the GNU Parted program
Install it from your distributions repository just like you would install any other program.

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and will it copy disks like Diskcopy or does it only work on hard drives?
Sorry, I have no idea what "Diskcopy" does, and I don't understand your distinction between "disks" and "hard drives".

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