[clug] Hints on where to look for using Linux to take Windows drive images (poor man's ghost)

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Jul 2 05:28:37 GMT 2008

Daniel Pittman wrote on 2/7/08 12:24 PM:

Thanks Daniel & Glen!  Just brilliant.

I'll scan through those tools and send to my QLD cousin [does that sound
too 'deep south' :-)]


> It shouldn't, as long as the image is only ever used to restore to the
> same hardware, or to replacement hardware if the first round dies.
> (Note that the later, replacement hardware, might not work well at all.
>  /That/ is a Windows limitation; like older Linux systems it has very
>  limited boot time driver loading capabilities.  Vista may have improved
>  this, but I have not used it to know.)
> Ah.  You probably want Ghost4Linux or MondoRescue then.  They both put a
> user friendly wrapper around the process.
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l
> http://www.mondorescue.org/
> But see also
>  http://www.mondorescue.org/docs/mondorescue-howto/overview-winbackup.html
> Regards,
>         Daniel

and from Glen

>  Partimage is your friend <http://sourceforge.net/projects/partimage/>

>     Yep, "sudo apt-cache search partimage" shows it is available in 'buntu 
> but see below.

>    Try ...
> <http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page>  or
> <http://partedmagic.com/wiki/PartedMagic.php>
>     either of these live CDs should fit on a 3" mini-CD.  There may be 
> USB-bootable versions, I've never bothered, but.

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