General :: Which Mirror Image - Create A USB Startup Disk?
Jun 13, 2011
At the Get Slackware page at the Slackware website it gives a list of addresses which when I click one of the addresses it redirects to another page with a list of mirror images. Which address and which mirror image do I need to work with Kubuntu 11.04 on my netbook so I can create a USB startup disk? With my connection speed these mirror image downloads take about an hour and a half and I cannot just be guessing which mirror image to download.
Suppose I have a 80 GB hard disk (sda) with 4GB of contents. Using a dd to copy to a different disk
Code: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb copies all the contents (including free space). So sdb also needs to be 80GB.
You will notice that in VMWare or VirtualBox disk images, it is possible to set the disk to use only the amount of space of actual data. So a 80GB virtualbox/vmware image with 4GB of contents will be 4GB.
Is it possible to do that with an actual hard disk (sda) image? I want to create an image of an actual hard disk, copy it to DVD and transport it (in mail) for restoration on another computer (having same hard disk).
i am trying to create an image of Slackware OS but vmware is not able to detect the disk. it gives me below error, "Unable to detect disks or volumes on the source machine. Make sure that the source is a supported linux distribution." can some one tell me what do i need to do to create the image.
I am trying to create a bootable USB drive. I go to System > Administration > Startup Disk Creator and click on 'Other' as the image I want to use is not listed. I then find the Chrome OS image and double click but then I return to the Disk Creator and it is still not listed as the source disk.
So does anybody know how to get around this so I can use this program to create a bootable USB drive, or another way that I can create one? I have used the Disk Creator to create a bootable version of Jolicloud (which is probably one of the worst Linux distros out there) before, but now it won't work.
Ok, so I have installed openSUSE 11.3 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T61p, setup the wireless adapter (why is this so difficult?) and installed a few applications. I do like the look of openSUSE but would like to check out a few other flavours. With my Windows 7 (can I say that here?) machines I can create a system image and a system restore CD with a fair amount of ease. Is there a similar process available for Linux?
I have fedora on a parition. the root / folder, and a swap. I wanna try other linux, but i dont want to delete my Fedora. So I want to back up my Fedora whole disk data, can I create a disk image for Fedora so that later I can Restore it?
I am currently in place where I get high speed internet connection. I am using F15 64 bit version. I've installed a lot of softwares and updated theOS completely. My question is is there any way that I can create a startup disk of my system so that I can install it in other system of same configuration.
Basically, I want to be able to create the perfect disk image of a CLEAN Ubuntu installed in a 30 gb partition. The problem is, if I install Ubuntu, then some drivers are installed automatically. I am using an old computer at the moment (my main is back at home) and I want to be able to create an image so that when I restore that image onto my main computer, it is not cluttered with drivers of the old computer. Is there a method that can be used for uninstalling drivers?
I am looking for the cleanest way to uninstall drivers, hopefully to the point where it will not leave any "residue" That is my first question. My second question (in general about disk image--I have never actually created nor restored an image): Can I create an image of partition A and restore the image on partition B? Basically, creating an image of one partition and restoring it on another partition. Or does it have to be restored on the original partition?
Also, what if it is the same scenario but partition B is a larger size? I know that if partition B is smaller, it cannot be done because the image is larger than the partition. Finally, can partition A be restored onto a different hard drive? I have yet to find answers of these questions on different forums in other sites (this is my 3rd try). I know that the Ubuntu community is extremely active and more than willing to share their knowledge.
I'm currently in the middle of developing an automatic system which can provision Linux VMs automatically.Let's say I have a disk image which has a Linux distro installed on it. How would I change the root password on that, without having to boot the OS?It would be nice if I could just simply run passwd with some switch to point to the /etc/shadow file on the (mounted) VM disk image..
I'm using Ubuntu 9.1 to try to make a disk image of my Windows operating system that I'd like to save to an external hard drive. Currently, I'm just running Ubuntu off the cd. Having checked the "Ubuntu Software Centre" on my computer, I notice that it has Brasero installed, and I was wondering:
1) First off, where can I find it? (Is there a search function in Ubuntu like Windows?)
2) Is Brasero a good choice to create a disk image?
I recently bought an host to have a personal website and would like to create a bash script to create make a mirror copy of it and then add it to crontab to run once a week. Essentially what I want to do is to get the website by using wget -m ftp://email@example.com/mydir
Once this is done I'd like to have everything in an archive called mysite.date.tar.7z I've no experience at all of bash scripting but I guess this should be an easy task? How to make the user and password not visible ? Is there any other option better than wget? (maybe rsync it works better?)
Can I download a Linux iso image from a Windows mirror? I don't see any problems, but my IT guy tells me that it just can't happen because a Linux download server uses a different protocol. But, I could be wrong...
In the end, with much gnashing of my teeth, I just started over and created a new 4gb flash. And, as one helper told me, it was truly easier a second go around. Not quick, mind you, but easier Now that I've got my flash somewhat stable, I'd like to know how to make a mirror image 'clone' of this flash to another, just like it. Between my Broadcom drivers, nVidea drivers, updates and flash/java, I've gotten pretty protective of this little flash drive! I've head 'dd' will do it, but, as a newb, is their an application or tool that might make the job easier.
I have some servers running rhel5,they are in mirror disk 2 disk there is no any hardware RAID only software RAID and they in remote place.
Assume RHEL5 hda(Disk1) & hdb(Disk2) currently in mirror, i have to install some patches in it. Before that i have to break the mirror and boot from hdb if it is successful. then i have to apply the patches to hda.
After that i have to boot from hda and check whether the latest patches updated and working fine. finally i have put them in mirror. the same scenario for solaris.
I'm using an Intel chipset GMA4500 and Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome. The monitor configuration tool does not seem to have an option to make the secondary screen a mirror image of the primary screen. It works fine when I connect my TV using HDMI as a second screen, but I want it to be a mirror of the primary, because some apps like Skype will only go "full screen" on the primary display.
I would like to change my startup image (usplash image). For that i change /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu_logo.png and /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu_logo16.png. Then the splash screen of shutdown screen changes .But booting screen doesnot change.
I am trying to start Damn Small Linux from a USB stick on a HP t5000 thin client. When starting in Default mode the system just stops. When starting i failsafe mode, the text rolls on the console until the message "RAMDISK: Compressed image found on block 0" and then hangs..What does that mean? What could be wrong? Can I run the image without using a ramdisk?
I am trying to create a local mirror/repository for CentOS 5.6 for updates and network installs. I have read the page here on the site about how to do it over and over again, and I still can't figure it out. I have already created the directory, but right after that, I can't go any further. I know this is much easier than I probably think it is. Would someone mind telling me, (in beginners terms) on how to do this? I just want the 'os' package and nothing else.
I just downloaded the FEDORA iso image file. Naturally, the next step is to create a DVD. The problem is I'm using a mininetbook hith no DVD unit and I have not an external one, so I think I can use the USB as an alternative, but I just don't find how to in the documentation, and the applications to burn DVD's dont have the option... how can I do this?
(I tried to post this earlier and it got lost.) I have a Ubuntu ISO image that I downloaded with Slackware, the only system I have. Ubuntu does not tell how to make a bootstick using anything but Windows,Mac, and Ubuntu. I tried "dd if=...ubuntu... of=/dev/sdb bs=512" and it did not put anything on the stick. Is there a procedure for making such a thing?
Sorry I am not a linux user at all. I have a linux image that needs to be installed. I have the image on a USB drive. Not really sure what I should be doing, but local disk seemed to make sense, however, when I select the usb drive I get an error, that the image can not be found