[Solved] Clonezilla is a distribution

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 03:10:35 UTC 2010

>> I was uncomfortable calling it a distribution; pseudo-distribution ight
>> be more accurate since, AFAIK (never used it),  it is basically sed as a
>> live cd, like parted magic, knoppix, sysrescuecd, etc.

> I attended a conference earlier this year where a presenter used
> sysrescuecd to do all kinds of amazing things.  His presumption was that
> everyone knew every command he did, and he breezed through all the steps
> for recovering files, using gparted, etc with lightening speed with the
> promise of a follow-up email with all the commands. The email never
> materialized. I'm left to my own devices. I'm especially interested in
> resizing partitions, recovering lost files, re-setting passwords.  You
> mention knoppix; do you have any recommendations as to it vs
> systemresuecd? I saw a Knoppix for dummies book at barnes and noble this
> weekend, but held off buying it. Your response to the "clonzilla" thread
> reminded me to ask.

I used to use Knoppix when it was the first Live CD but I stopped
using it once others joined the Live CD gig and had better interfaces.
Although Mr Knopper has done us all a great service, I really wonder
what kind of special CD/DVD hardware he uses because Knoppix is
KDE-based with all/many of the Compiz bells and whistles enabled and I
find it unresponsive. I used to use sysrescuecd because of its quick
bootup to a non-GUI where I could just do what I had to do and exit
but the latest Fedora and Ubuntu Live CDs boot just as quickly to
their GUIs (with the advantage of being able to copy and paste from
one terminal to another) so I now use them. You can do any of the
tasks that you mention with just about any Live CD. If you have
internet access, you can even install apps that you need (the new
isntalls will of course not survive a reboot) that are not

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