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Old 11-09-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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GHOST on Slackware

Has anyone successfully made a partition image using the Norton Ghost (2005) on a Slackware 10.1 PC?

I have 3 physical drives in my PC:
2- /
3- /home
LILO is installed in the MBR.

I want to make a full partition image to / and another image for /home then if needed I want to restore the all system from these images (just like in Windows). I found many questions about it but not even one conclusive answer. Please let me know if anyone has done it.

Old 11-10-2005, 08:05 AM   #2
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Ghost will probably work, but I can't say for sure. Anyways, why not just use a linux tool to do it? Try (or probably package name "partimage"). I haven't tried it myself, but you can look into it.

Alternatively, you could do a tar.bz2 of all the contents of the drive (or tar.gz to take more space but for faster backups), and copy the boot record (dd if=/dev/hda of=/backup/MBRbackup bs=512 count=1) where hda is the disk you boot off of.

Good luck / have fun!


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