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    Default Taking a backup of entire hard drive into image

    Hi guys
    Just shifted from windows to OpenSUSE and the problem is

    In windows I used symantec ghost to backup entire drive or partition and tried to use the same for the linux but it didn't work for me and after searching I found some programs like clonezilla I tried it.

    Now the problem is I took the backup of entire hard drive(8 GB flash) and when I try to restore it it completes without error and boots to grub menu
    grub>

    I am using opensuse 12.2


    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Taking a backup of entire hard drive into image

    Please guys don't think it as a silly question because i need to install in 15 systems

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    Quote Originally Posted by nishanth9042 View Post
    Please guys don't think it as a silly question because i need to install in 15 systems
    So, it sounds like grub 2 has not found it's grub.cfg menu file. You don't indicate if you have a working system. I suggest you might want to find out more about grub before you go any further. For grub 2 have a look at these links:

    GNU Grub2 Command Help/Config Editor - Version: 1.85 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

    AND

    http://forums.opensuse.org/content/1...i-booting.html

    AND

    http://forums.opensuse.org/content/1...dual-boot.html

    AND

    http://forums.opensuse.org/content/1...vd-rescue.html

    AND for Partitioning have a look here:

    http://forums.opensuse.org/content/1...g-install.html

    I highly recommend you do some reading before you go any further.

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    Default Re: Taking a backup of entire hard drive into image

    On 2012-10-21 22:56, nishanth9042 wrote:

    > Now the problem is I took the backup of entire hard drive(8 GB flash)


    If I were to image a disk of 8GB I would use dd. I'm not happy how
    clonezilla handles grub.

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    Default Re: Taking a backup of entire hard drive into image

    how to use dd command to take the image of entire hard disk.

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    Default Re: Taking a backup of entire hard drive into image

    Yes I have a working system and I have 15 systems of same configuration so I need to take the backup image to install in those systems.

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    Default Re: Taking a backup of entire hard drive into image

    Quote Originally Posted by nishanth9042 View Post
    15 systems of same configuration so I need to take the backup image to install in those systems.
    I would use autoyast for such mass installation. openSUSE 12.1: AutoYaST

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    Default Re: Taking a backup of entire hard drive into image

    On 2012-10-22 07:26, nishanth9042 wrote:
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    > how to use dd command to take the image of entire hard disk.


    If you are going to install 15 computers you should already know how dd
    works. Read the man page, it is all there.

    Basically

    Code:
    dd if=FROMDEVICEORFILEPATH of=TODEVICEORFILEPATH bs=100M

    Warning: it is a powerful command, does what you order, even if you
    order to destroy all your disks.

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