LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-18-2009, 04:07 AM   #1
npubudu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 0
install linux as norton ghost/ bootable usb with grub / reinstall without formatting


hi,

1)Shall I able to install linux via another installed copy in a hard disk (suppose I am booting from first cd or linux rescue cd - fedora) - am I able to use dd command and copy every thing from the intalled hard to installing hard disk as norton ghost do with windows?

2)how can I create a bootable usb with fedora grub which will allow me to follow the fedora upgrade/Install via it to the local hard disk?

3)in previous linux installation (suppose fedora 8) shall I able to install fedora 10 without formatting /home /var /opt (actally I want to know if this is possible what is the minimum partitions I have to create without losing data of previous - I guess /lib /usr /boot contains distro constraints and need to recreate where /home /opt swp can be reused?)

4)Shall I able to do part 3 among different flavors of rpm distros like between fedora and centos (how about ubuntu and fedora?)

thank you
 
Old 03-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #2
Drakeo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Urbana IL
Distribution: Slackware, Slacko,
Posts: 3,492
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 426Reputation: 426Reputation: 426Reputation: 426Reputation: 426
Quote:
1)Shall I able to install linux via another installed copy in a hard disk (suppose I am booting from first cd or linux rescue cd - fedora) - am I able to use dd command and copy every thing from the intalled hard to installing hard disk as norton ghost do with windows?
yes
Quote:
2)how can I create a bootable usb with fedora grub which will allow me to follow the fedora upgrade/Install via it to the local hard disk?
read you distro info yes
Quote:
3)in previous linux installation (suppose fedora 8) shall I able to install fedora 10 without formatting /home /var /opt (actally I want to know if this is possible what is the minimum partitions I have to create without losing data of previous - I guess /lib /usr /boot contains distro constraints and need to recreate where /home /opt swp can be reused?)
clarify please
Quote:
4)Shall I able to do part 3 among different flavors of rpm distros like between fedora and centos (how about ubuntu and fedora?)
well I run 4 distros right now another in vm and another you need about 10 gig per distro. for full installs. otherwise use puppy Linux and use 96 mb .
could you please limit the question one per problem there are many people that have great expertise in different fields of linux. linux is an Operating system not a bag of device bugs with a bunch of prebuilt software and Norton could not begin to do the stuff we do with the dd commands like make and image and compress it at the same time and put it on many different types of medias.
Quote:
Like linus Travold said people use windows and put up with it because they are comfortable with it.
I have a friend that hates windows but he uses it because he can fix it reinstall god day.
No one I know need to use a program like ghost in linux because the there is no need for it. and if you think there is you need to use google Oh thats a linux operating system to.

Last edited by Drakeo; 03-18-2009 at 10:02 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 09:59 PM   #3
irishbitte
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Brighton, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu Hardy, Ubuntu Jaunty, Eeebuntu, Debian, SME-Server
Posts: 1,213
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 83
Try using partimage for what you want to achieve with Ghost. It's free and GPL.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 11:59 PM   #4
npubudu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 19

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drakeo View Post
yesread you distro info yesclarify please well I run 4 distros right now another in vm and another you need about 10 gig per distro. for full installs. otherwise use puppy Linux and use 96 mb .
could you please limit the question one per problem there are many people that have great expertise in different fields of linux. linux is an Operating system not a bag of device bugs with a bunch of prebuilt software and Norton could not begin to do the stuff we do with the dd commands like make and image and compress it at the same time and put it on many different types of medias. I have a friend that hates windows but he uses it because he can fix it reinstall god day.
No one I know need to use a program like ghost in linux because the there is no need for it. and if you think there is you need to use google Oh thats a linux operating system to.
Hi I guess part 3) and 4) is not clear in my writing.

3)suppose you installed fedora 4 and you want to install fedora 10 in the same. But as u have partitioned /, /usr , /boot/, /var, /opt, /home -- I feel in new installation you can use old /opt, /var, and /home and create new partitions (by deleting older) for / and /usr and /boot.

4)Now how about doing the same (the part 3) from fedora 10 to centos (both are alike distros). And I wonder is it posible to doing the same between fedora and ubuntu???

Also I know all these can be done and I have gone into testing of these too. But if you guys have experianced these, it would be really benificial to me than doing time consuming testings again.

So please refer me to the detail of how-to's...

Thank you
 
Old 03-19-2009, 02:58 PM   #5
irishbitte
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Brighton, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu Hardy, Ubuntu Jaunty, Eeebuntu, Debian, SME-Server
Posts: 1,213
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 83
Well, would the simplest thing not to have separate root partitions for each distro you want, along with a shared /home partition? After all, what are you wanting to share?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for the linux equivalent of Norton Ghost Maldain Linux - General 4 10-05-2005 09:31 PM
Norton Ghost (2001) and grub r.stiltskin Linux - Software 4 01-12-2004 05:14 PM
Equivalent of Norton Ghost for Linux? vlk72 Linux - Newbie 15 10-08-2003 05:12 AM
RH9, Norton Ghost, and the Grub Boot Loader... Vince0000 Red Hat 2 10-01-2003 01:55 PM
Linux and Norton Ghost jet192 Linux - General 1 08-17-2003 11:26 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration