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image of a whole disk

Post by d1c0n » Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:03 am

I´m lookig for a tool that let me make an entire image of my HDD, where i have a Debian distribution with all directories separated in several partitions.

My question is: is partimage my perfect tool? or i´ll have to make an image for any single partition?



Post by Guest » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:17 pm

Well, if you just want to dump the whole disk the get anothe disk same size and use the dd command.

Otherwise its the best tool I found since Norton Ghost faild to
replicate a knoppix system.

I have a hd knoppix system and I was able to make a working copy of that on to another computer so I am very impressed with this tool.


Post by Alf » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:29 pm

Hi Guest,

how do you make the /boot partition bootable with partimage ?
I save the /boot partition to an image and I restore it onto another hdd.
How can I tell the MBR to load the right kernel out of the new /boot ?



Post by chadman » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:32 am

If you want to use GRUB, you could boot with knoppix, then at the console say (assuming /boot is the first partition on the first drive):

root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)

and that should do it.


try another tool

Post by jurij » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:35 pm

If you want to make an image of whole disc, try the tool zsplit - unzsplit. I think it is what you are looking for. Please visit:
this tool is also for free.

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