However, I cannot seem to find anything like this for OpenSUSE. Since OpenSUSE is quite a bit different than Ubuntu, I thought I should ask the gurus for help…you!
Why am I wanting to do this? Well, my work computer runs OpenSUSE with all kinds of different software packages installed. My configuration files (.toolrc, .cshrc, .vimrc etc etc) are stored on a network drive, so I am not worried about those. I AM however trying to backup my local install so that if (when) my HDD takes a dump it is somewhat easy to restore and I don’t have to reinstall all of the .rpms.
I’d like to configure the “backup file” as a LiveCD ISO so that if my machine itself dies (its a pretty old box) I don’t have to worry about ghosting the image back to a HDD connected to an identical system.
Maybe I am thinking about this the wrong way, and using dd would be fine even if changing systems?
Thanks for helping the n00b, please be delicate in your response. I’ve been trolled many times on this forum and it’s not fun. :’(
need exactly the same. I am too lazy lol! to install from scratch to my laptop and install all the stuff again, transfer the settings etc. I already used mklivecd in PCLOS to create live installation DVD from my HDD install and successfully installed it on my laptop. Now I would like to replace it with Opensuse 12.2. from my desktop.
I use proprietary nVidia drivers on my desktop (AMD CPU with nVidia chipset and onboard graphics), but the laptop has Intel i3 with Intel graphics - it there any problem or will the system just use appropriate driver (in PCLOS, the live DVD contained all the drivers but used the right one correctly leaving the other unused) or do I have to do some changes or something else?
Hm, the nVidia driver is not needed for the installation DVD for the laptop. and in fact it would be a minor issue. However, it requires to download all the packages once again although I have them already. And what about my settings? I have to transfer them manually? There is no way to get installable live DVD from my HDD installation like with mklivecd?