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Thread: How and what do I use to make a dvd of the Suse 11.0 setup?

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    Default How and what do I use to make a dvd of the Suse 11.0 setup?

    Hi All,

    I have Suse 11 setup 99% to the way I like it and need it to run. While I have this clean setup I would like to create a backup dvd of the whole system.
    I can do this from windows using nero but I would like to know if I can do this from within Suse 11.
    I am using KDE 4.04 and looked at K3b but there were no specific drive backup tools.
    I used a net install cd to download Suse 11 so I do not have a system dvd. (BTW Suse- well done for using LZMA compression, it saved me so much time! If only everyone else used it in the web for data,surfing and everything data transfer related!! The tech would make a super fast browser?)

    Anyone have any suggestions ideas about creating a dvd?

    Off topic: I have a Logitech Desktop Optical mouse that does not scroll or function properly. I suspect it have something to do with Nvidia drivers and the use of desktop enhancements.
    The reason being that when I use Suse 11 in failsafe mode the mouse works perfectly! I have been through the posts trying to edit xorg.conf but with no joy. Any ideas on this one?

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    Default Re: How and what do I use to make a dvd of the Suse 11.0 set

    You can do this by using System Backup in YaST and then copying the file to a DVD with K3b

    BUT Linux is not Windows and most of your preferences are stored in your /home folder.

    So, unless you have been messing with files in /etc or are using mysql, you only need to backup /home.

    Assuming you have a separate partition for /home, if you did have a disaster, you would probably find it quicker simply to reinstall openSUSE on / than to try and unpack and copy the backup.

    Even if you have been messing with files in /etc or elsewhere outside /home, archiving those few somewhere on your /home backup would probably be enough.

    Remember that one reason why you haven't found an obvious way to do what you want to is because most Linux users don't see a need for it.

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    Default Re: How and what do I use to make a dvd of the Suse 11.0 set

    Hi John,
    That sounds resonable. Yes I do have separate partitions for my home files. So not such a big deal to lose the system files. The net install worked so well. I would happily use it again.
    Thanks for your input.

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