[ubuntu-uk] Partition imagining and dvd burning.

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Feb 12 22:22:58 GMT 2007

Llywelyn Owen wrote:
> I'm looking for an open source or free partition imaging application,
> preferably one that doesn't need Windows to setup and can be booted from
> a cd/dvd. Ideally it would see SATA drives and NTFS/Reiser/EXT*
> formatted partitions. Oh, and a have a GUI!

I would take a look at partimage. IIRC it's not GUI'd but a terminal
based interface. I'm not sure if it is on the Ubuntu live CD, but it's
probably on the knoppix CD. I have a feeling you can build a bootable
floppy with it on too.

> I also need a way to burn iso images to DVD, as opposed to CDs, from
> within Linux. K3B does not not do DVDs. What else is there?

I'm pretty sure Gnome does this, but if you are KDE fan that may not help.

> Most of what I have (cover disks etc) seem to fail to see SATA drives or
> Linux partitions.

Knoppix will see these as well as the Ubuntu live CD.

Hope this helps.

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