[plug] "Ghost" for Linux?
thomasa at wa.switch.aust.com
Thu Oct 5 16:29:58 WST 2000
I've always had problems with the lilo when using ghost.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Bannon [mailto:nick at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au]
> Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 4:23 PM
> To: plug at plug.linux.org.au
> Subject: Re: [plug] "Ghost" for Linux?
> On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 08:03:10AM +0000, Trevor Phillips wrote:
> > I think I remember seeing a month or two ago about an app
> for Linux similar to
> > Ghost. ie; Back up & restore partition information for
> linux & windows
> > partitions.
> There's lots of options depending on what exactly you want to do.
> Starting with Ghost - I think it might handle Linux partitions
> perfectly well.
> Simply saving/restoring partitions is easy - dd. If the
> partition _table_
> is all you need, you only need the first 512 byte block, in
> fact. (check
> the LILO manual, or "dd if=/dev/hda of=/floppy/MBR bs=512
> count=1" to back
> up a copy to /floppy)
> You can copy whole /dev/hda1 type partitions with dd, you can resize
> them with parted, you can try to rebuild a broken partition table with
> The best option is probably to backup (you were already doing this in
> preparation for fiddling with your partitions, right?) and restore
> after changing drives/partitions/filesystems. You can use
> dump/restore/tar/cpio or others.
> Two automated installtion systems (like Ghost) are ;
> ...and now you've replied and added http://partimage.sourceforge.net/
> to the list. ::-) Sourceforge is getting pretty popular these days...
> The backup is still my suggestion. If you want to try one of these
> after doing the backup - go ahead, you've got nothing to lose. ::-)
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