[techtalk] Disk imaging software (was: Re: Other OSes on a Linux box)

Michael Carson mikecarson at usa.net
Wed Jan 5 21:06:04 EST 2000

jennyw at griffon.personic.com wrote:

> On the subject of annoying installs ...
> One thing that I've seen a lot of in the Windows world is imaging products
> like Ghost and ImageCast -- basically, the make an image of a hard disk and
> put it in a file.  You can then use this file to re-image other computers.
> When you have a complex installation, and you have a lot of identical
> installations to do, this can be a great time saver (probably not a big deal
> for home users, but it's a lifesaver for those 20+ computer installations).
> Is there something like this that includes support for Linux, too, which
> would help in Samantha's case?  I think Ghost 6.0 now supports Linux, but PC
> Week said there were a few bugs in 6.0.  I believe that many products can
> image a Linux partition, but that it can't browse it, change it, or do
> anything else interesting to it.

    I've used a Linux floppy bootable system with dd on it to do this...  You
can't change things around then, but it works for identical installs.


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