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Old 09-10-2009, 08:52 PM   #16
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I take it your using Gnome, under Applications -> System Tools -> Disk usage analyzer, this will give you a overview of what, where, and how much space is being used, nice tool.

As for Clonezilla its overly complicated to the average user, because its focused on large networked environment. Here's there how to @ Clonezilla http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live/doc/.

Check out this video tutorial... http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/16/videos/video-tutorial-how-to-clone-disks-using-clonezilla.html
 
Old 09-11-2009, 05:35 AM   #17
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Thanks manwitaplan. I will take a look at the video as well as look at the document.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 06:19 AM   #18
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I found the culprit not how do I delete it without going to the command line or if I go to the command line how to I get rid of it? I would like a GUI solution if possible.

See attached.

Looks like the permissions are set to root.

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Old 09-11-2009, 06:45 AM   #19
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seems quite "hard" to me, all those advices, what i'we used:

1. fdisk -l (or fdisk -l|grep -iE "\*") to see your partitions and that way your boot device also or ( mount|grep "on / "). determine your disk from output, /dev/hda2 on / type reiserfs (rw) would be /dev/hda you boot device.

2. mount your destination place for image or look it's device name from fdisk -l if using disc-to-disc
copying.

3. Enter real copy command= dd if=/dev/hda of=/mounted_dest/mydisc.dd bs=1M (optional param, works without) or use of=/dev/hdxx as your destination disk for direct clone copy.

4. write down block count from dd for later usage, sometimes needed. If destination disk is bigger than source, you wouldn'n want to restore all back from backupdisk to original, don't you ?

Of course all this has to be done in single mode or better yet booted from external system. Works stilll if done at single mode (init s)

Marko

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Old 09-11-2009, 07:07 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by jefro View Post
By golly you can use norton on a linux machine. You just can't do it file by file you have do it bit by bit.

You can use clonezilla live cd. Use it from gui.

Almost any live linux cd has partimage.


Well said. Clonezilla Live CD has never failed me
 
Old 09-11-2009, 07:32 AM   #21
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So how can I delete the Remastersys folder that is taking up all the space on my main drive? Please give me a solution that I can understand if possible. I am really having a lot of trouble understanding all this command line stuff. If I can't find anything that is fairly simple, I will just flatten my machine and start over again.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 07:35 AM   #22
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So how can I delete the Remastersys folder that is taking up all the space on my main drive? Please give me a solution that I can understand if possible. I am really having a lot of trouble understanding all this command line stuff. If I can't find anything that is fairly simple, I will just flatten my machine and start over again.
open the file-manager (should be nautilus) as root.
(Alt+F2 to open a command-prompt.
Type gksu nautilus)
right-click on the remastersys-folder and delete it.
sorry for the trouble
greetings

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if you run into trouble opening nautilus as root: stay cool. Dont re-install.
There will be an easy solution to delete your remastersys-(well: )garbage.

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Old 09-11-2009, 07:48 AM   #23
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Thanks J1alu. I will try that out. When I open a command prompt do I type gksu nautilus) with the bracket?
 
Old 09-11-2009, 07:52 AM   #24
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Does anyone know why when I boot from the PartedMagic live CD, a grey window floats around the screen saying "Input not supported". I can use the CD no problems but that floating window is a real pain.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 07:52 AM   #25
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once again: my fault.
You simply type:
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gksu nautilus
gksu should enable you to run the following command as root. You will be asked for you passwd (perhpaps).

under different conditions you got to open a gui-application different if you wanna run it as root ( i for one simply open a terminal, become root and type: nautilus. end rant. i just tell you as it might dont work. Its different for different configurations).

as im the culprit i hope it will work out of the box :-)

greetings
 
Old 09-11-2009, 07:54 AM   #26
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double-post,
sorry
 
Old 09-11-2009, 08:03 AM   #27
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Actually what I did was boot from the PartedMagic live CD and delete the files that way. Worked fine and was easy. Select the files then select delete from the menu.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 08:16 AM   #28
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I tried Clonezilla from the PartedMagic live CD and received an error. What did I do wrong?

Maybe this is not enough to go on. I am cloning to an external 500GB USB drive that is empty.

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Old 09-11-2009, 09:31 AM   #29
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I think I know why I can't backup to my external USB HD. The permissions are set as root. Everytime I just try to drag and drop something to the external drive. An error comes up. See attached. What should I do? Is there a GUI app that will allow me to set the prefs back to me as the user?

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Old 09-11-2009, 09:53 AM   #30
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this is a weird post...
some semantics i think i should clarify.
ubuntu is a distribution of linux therefore many software packages will run on most distributions of linux.

also i used norton ghost in the past (now i beleive it's semantec ghost) so please correct me if they changed something in recent versions but doesnt it start up before the os (e.g.- windows) starts up. therefore if you bought a legit copy of semantec/ norton ghost you should be able to back up your linux drive as well (i.e. norton ghost is operating system independant).

if for some reason norton ghost only works with windows fat32/ ntfs drives then my first comment about dd still stands. boot up a live-cd/dvd/usb (preferably knoppix)and run(modified):
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dd if=/dev/sd<a> bs=16K | bzip2 > hd-iso.bz2 conv=noerror
note: substitute <a> with whatever device node is connected to your hd.

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