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Old 06-07-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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I would like to clone my OS

Processor 4x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz
Memory 8183MB (723MB used)
Operating System Ubuntu 8.10
Kernel Linux 2.6.27-12-generic (x86_64)
Compiled #1 SMP Thu Feb 5 09:26:42 UTC 2009
C Library GNU C Library version 2.8.90
Desktop Environment GNOME 2.24

It doesn't appear that Clonezilla has 64bit support. Acronis costs a fortune.
I would like to make an exact copy of my system with the ability to install from a live cd.
Does anyone know of similar programs or have recipes for this?
Old 06-07-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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I have only used used cloanzilla a few times but with ok results. My suggestion would be to look into Mondo
I have used this app much more and gotten about 98% reliability (2% chocked up to me being stupid)

If you have trouble installing it let me know
Old 06-08-2009, 02:45 PM   #3
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You could install the clonezilla live image to a large removable usb drive. Then just boot the removable drive into clonezilla and save your image right on the same usb drive.

When you need to do a restore the image will be right there when you boot the removable disk.

64bit shouldn't be an issue so long as your not trying to move the image to a 32bit platform. Clonezilla is creating an exact copy of the hard drive so processor architecture shouldn't play any role.
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Agreed, you are cloning a drive.. whether clonezilla is 32 bit or 64 bit is irrelevant. boot the clonezilla LiveCD and clone away. it's simply moving bits from a drive to an image file or vice-versa
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dd is your friend.
Old 06-08-2009, 09:44 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by schneidz View Post
dd is your friend.
Beat me to that one



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