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Old 04-01-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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Need help using Partimage

I'm running Kubuntu 7.10. I have it installed on hda1. I've created a hda2 for the backup image. When I boot up Partimage it shows them as sda1 and sda2. What commands do I type in to save Linux to the sda2 partition? In the example at I guess the image is being backed up to an external server. Thanks.
Old 04-01-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Sounds like your kernel in Kubuntu is say 2.6.20 or older. Not sure of when this happened in the kernel tree but in new kernels the IDE interfaces are using pata mode drivers that interface with the generic scsi module interface. So old drives using /dev/hdxx ID's will use /dev/sdxx if pata mode modules exist for the controller chipset. You can check by using the comand ' uname -r ' on both distros to see what each are using.

The main benefit of this is one only needs to right a basic conversion module for the controller without needing to write a whole module to do everything from controller to the kernel.


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Old 04-02-2008, 01:17 AM   #3
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Hey Brian1, what's got to do with answering my question? Save the geek speak for someone else.
Old 05-06-2008, 04:58 PM   #4
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I used partimage to backup an logical partition (hda6) with Debian Hetch, with 6 Gb, to an other logical partition (hdb8) with 15 GB, in other hard disk, in the same computer (CP with 2 HDs IDE: 120 Gb and 320 Gb). The restore of the Debian Hetch to the new partitions occurred without problem and it is functioning perfectly (I think that there was no problem because the new partition is bigger than the old). But now, taping "fdisk -l" in a terminal of the Debian Hetch, it only shows the old size !! I changed the old to an new partition because there were no sufficient space to "apt-get dist-upgrade" (with "apt-get clean" first, sure!). And now, despite a partition size with 15Gb, as only 6 Gb is recognized, persist the problem when upgrading: there was a communication that "there are no sufficient space..." How can I correct this problem? There was some command to do to Debian Hecth correctly recognize the size of her new partition? Thanks very much for yours attention


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