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    MarkTSmith78 NNTP User

    Default Ghosting...

    So I wanted to know if there are any apps out there that can work on
    Linux and use/create former actual Ghost images. For instance, here at
    work, we have a couple of images we use for all of our initial system
    setups. Nothing special. However, I'd like to work in my system with
    just Linux. I still would need to be able to run some type of imaging
    software that can use the Ghost images already created and throw them on
    new systems.

    Likewise, when I go to create an image backup of a computer to be
    destroyed/severely modified, I would need to make the images in a Ghost
    compatible format so my coworkers can work with them if needed in the

    Is there such a software available in Linux... preferably free of


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    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Ghosting...

    Do you mean like:
    'Clonezilla' (

    Box: Linux x86_64 | OS 11.0 | (KDE4.1.85) "3.1" | M2N4-SLI
    | AMD 64 X2 5200+ | nVidia 8500GT | 2GB RAM
    Lap: OS 11.0 | Celeron 550 | (KDE 4.1.85 "release 3.1" | Intel 965 GM |
    Lenovo R61e | 1GB RAM
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    Magic31 NNTP User

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    Take care to also install using a file system your image software can
    handle.. most do ext2/3 and reiserfs. LVM and other fs types can get

    If you are using a recent version of Ghost you could probably use it
    just as well for Linux, ext3 looks like your safest fs option : 'Ghost
    compatibility with Linux' (

    Have you seen this project :

    This might also give some insights : 'Good Things To Know When Imaging
    Linux To Different Hardware' (

    Partimage is also a good OSS alternative & if you want Spartan style..
    go dd

    Happy imaging!

    Have a lot of fun! *WJM*
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