[lubuntu-users] Bootable clone app for Lubuntu
este.el.paz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 6 01:14:31 UTC 2017
Ahhhhhhhh . . . I'm melting . . . I'm melting . . . "dd" is something
mentioned over the years on linux forums as the "ultimate" solution, but I
just haven't tried it for anything . . . way back I was afraid to use the
console to do anything where the steps weren't given to me . . . . And,
then, haven't had a need for it . . . but, still don't know if DD writes
the whole drive, or just writes a particular disk?
I've always depended upon the kindness of GUI apps to set up bootable
clones . . . but haven't found one on the linux side . . . .
On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 6:08 PM, Herminio Hernandez, Jr. <
herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> if you want a bootable clone have you tried just dd the drive to an .iso
> On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 5:48 PM, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com>
>> Thanks for the reply and suggestion . . . w/o knowing about backintime,
>> the problem with apple's time machine is that it doesn't make a bootable
>> "clone" . . . it just backs up files from an install . . . but to move the
>> files back there has to be an installed system . . . . The bootable clone
>> moves everything needed to boot the system into a fresh partition . . .
>> ready to boot . . . .
>> On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM, Herminio Hernandez Jr. <
>> herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I use backintime. It is very close to apple's time machine.
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> > On Jul 5, 2017, at 3:47 PM, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com>
>>> > Lu Users:
>>> > I'm still trying to keep my PPC computers going, although each of them
>>> is having one kind of problem or another . . . . The G4 iBook is where I
>>> have Lu 16.04 installed and generally the iBook is "OK" except it looks
>>> like the HD is starting to go "pre-failure" on us.
>>> > The iBook is dual-boot with OSX 10.4 on one side of a 40 GB HD . . . I
>>> have the OSX side cloned to an ext HD via Carbon Copy Cloner . . . and I've
>>> noticed in other ubuntu-esque installs I have there has been a "Back-up"
>>> package installed . . . I believe in U-MATE 16.04, but right now my
>>> PowerMac Sawtooth is not booting so I can't try it out--but looking through
>>> the Lu list I didn't see anything named "Back up."
>>> > I ran a Synaptic search from the Lu and it showed a bunch of packages,
>>> including Clonezilla, and rsync . . . I don't have many files that would
>>> need to be "saved" . . . what I would like would be a "clone" of the
>>> present install, so that I wouldn't have to remember the boot params and
>>> run a fresh install . . . but, would like to make a clone of the Lubuntu
>>> side of the HD on an ext HD, then when I would need to install a new HD I
>>> could boot from the clone and move the install back into a partition of the
>>> new HD . . . . Not sure if that would work as easily as it does from CCC,
>>> and/or whether the GRUB data would carry over, but, it might be a time
>>> saver if it can be done via some package????
>>> > Thanks,
>>> > F
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