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Old 04-02-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
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Help Me, Urgent, Wait, those are bad! ... Good: Ghost type app for linux out there?


ok, I finally have what I want setup which is a small ebox, boots into DSL linux, numerous perl mod's, custom flash app (using gflashplayer), and this will be put on several devices (all the same hardware) with the option for more later.

This box has an internal flash hard drive, no cdrom, and to install, I needed to boot off a USB pendrive and do the install there.

So rather than do that step over and over, I want to take an image of that distro (512mb drive, distro around 300mb) and make an image file.

Then boot off the usb keychain, copy that image over in one shot. I played with dd a bit, but didn't work, so is there an app similar to norton's ghost that will take a snap of that image (keep it bootable, etc.) and let me just mass copy that out there?

Thanks ... as always ....
 
Old 04-02-2008, 02:00 PM   #2
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Code:
tar -cvf distro-snapshot.tar /*
gzip distro-snapshot.tar
Should do the job? Second line is optional.

EDIT: Well, that's just the data, you'd have to set up bootloaders manually.. So I guess this won't do the job.

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Old 04-02-2008, 02:02 PM   #3
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lol, thanks. I did something similar, then ran into time setting up boot, etc. and said, there must be another way to include that as well which is what led me to dd, but kept getting empty .image files.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 02:19 PM   #4
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By the way I just found this. It is a *bit* old (*cough* 4 years) but maybe it could get you on the right track.
 
  


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