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Topic # 100436 11-Apr-2012 20:39
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I used to use a BartPE CD with DriveImageXML slipstreamed to boot up the PCs and take a nice complete image of the hard disk (to external USB HDD)  for backup purposes.

Have just got a new laptop and tried to do the same but BartPE, which is XP based, blue-screened.  After a bit of googling I’ve found out  that the BartPE project ceased in 2006 and it would therefore seem that these failures wil become more and more common as hardware continues to develop without XP support.

Is there a Linux equivalent that boots off a DVD or CD and contains a drive imaging app and thus will allow me to do similar to what I used to do above?  My Linux skills are fairly limited so a pre-built ISO would be ideal, but certainly willing to have a crack at putting this together myself somehow if need be.




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  Reply # 608025 11-Apr-2012 21:01
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CloneZilla sounds like it might work for you. Check it out http://www.clonezilla.org/



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  Reply # 608029 11-Apr-2012 21:08
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Decal: CloneZilla sounds like it might work for you. Check it out http://www.clonezilla.org/

It does indeed.  Had a brief look and Clonezilla Live looks to be exactly what the doctor ordered.  Will try it out on the weekend.

Thank you Decal.




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  Reply # 608031 11-Apr-2012 21:13
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  Reply # 608098 12-Apr-2012 01:49
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If you are wanting to backup a hard drive, then any Linux live cd would suffice.

The dd command basically does a bit copy of a hard drive if you wish.

http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/ddcommand.htm

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