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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Do you mean like:
‘Clonezilla’ (

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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 :wink:

Happy imaging!

Have a lot of fun! WJM

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