Ubuntu :: How To Create Bootable Cd With Disk Cloning Software
Feb 3, 2010
I'd like to have a bootable cd which then allows me to clone a hard drive, much like the "Ghost" application. I need to copy Fat32, NTFS, as well as the various Linux formats. I've not created a bootable cd before, so a step-by-step would be rather handy.
Recently my had disk crashed. It has taken me over a day to install and setup the drive - time I can't really afford. I'd like to know how I can clone a second as a bootable copy of the main hard drive and update from time to time. Therefore if the main hd fails again, I can simple boot from the second drive.How can I do this? I have two sata drives in the box, running 10.10 desktop.
Recently my had disk crashed. It has taken me over a day to install and setup the drive - time I can't really afford.I'd like to know how I can clone a second as a bootable copy of the main hard drive and update from time to time. Therefore if the main hd fails again, I can simple boot from the second drive.
I would like to have a bootable disk that starts Grub legacy (not Grub 2). I have the /boot/grub/menu.lst that works for my system. When I had a floppy disk I used the option to create same from Startup Manager, but haven't found a way to create a similar disk.
I modified the thinclient OS PXES cfg file. Now I want to create bootable disk of pxes.iso file so that I can mount in Virtual box and check whether it wirks properly. I first created a normal ISO using MAgic ISO. When I try to create a bootable disk using the same ISO it asks for "load boot information file". I don't know which file should I select. All I want is to create bootable disk of the customized PXES OS and mount in virtual box and test it?
I've spent the better part of an afternoon looking for a solution to a problem: backing up my installation of 10.10 as an image file to an external hard drive. My research has yielded a lot of suggestions for clonezilla, dd, and partimage/particlone, but those don't seem very appealing, due to a number of issues (can't backup live, copies free space as well, doesn't handle ext4, etc). Also why is clonezilla 150mb?
I'd like a simple solution that can clone an entire disk (used space only) to an explorable image file on a separate hard drive and be able to do it while the operating system is running on the disk. I used to use apricorn ez gig to do this on windows and it worked like a charm, but I can't seem to find a similar solution that creates and explorable .iso image file with linux. I've used superduer on osx, which is awesome and i wish there was something like that for ubuntu/linux.
I have my Mythbuntu 9.10 environment installed on an old 160GB PATA disk and have just purchased a new 64GB SSD that I want to transfer my installation to.In the past I've just used ddrescue to clone disks, however in this case the source disk is larger than the destination disk so it won't work. I only have a few GB of actual data on the 160GB disk, so the 64GB SSD is definitely going to be enough for me.
I guess I need someway of either cloning so that only the actual data and not the partition is brought across, or possible shrinking the partition(s) first on the source drive and then using the same ddrescue method I've used in the past.Just looking for some assistance on what method is the best/most reliable?
Is it possible to install GRUB in the MBR of the only bootable disk in the system, but load configuration and images from another disk?Basically I want to install GRUB on /dev/sda, but menu and images will be under /dev/sdb2.Note: /dev/sdb is not bootable.
I use dd in its simplest form to clone a hard drive dd if=INPUT of=OUTPUT However, I read in the manpage that dd knows a blocksize parameter. I was wondering whether there is an optimal value for the blocksize parameter that will speed up the cloning procedure?
I just invested nearly 12 hours configuring a CCTV system using CentOS 5.5 Server and Zoneminder. I have it setup just the way I want it. I would like to make a clone image of the drive just in case disaster strikes (lightning strike, failed hard disk, etc). In the Windows PC world, I use a program called Ghost to make a mirror image of a hard disk. I power the computer down, run Ghost to make a block level clone of the drive, then power it back up. Can I assume that will work with CentOS without problem?
In the computer now is a 320GB SATA drive. One partition on it is swap, and the other is ext3. There is no raid setup on the drive. I have an identical 320GB drive I could use and keep it in the computer unplugged from the power and not spinning. That way if anything ever happens, I can power down, move the power and data cable to the new drive and power it back up. Granted, I will lose any new config and database changes, but it will be a lot better than starting back at square 1 and reconfiguring the entire OS and software.
I cloned F14 with Clonezilla from 80GB to 320GB hdd(both sata disks), and then resized the partitions with GParted.But I can not boot into fedora on the new/bigger disk, it stops and the display writes "Loading stage 1.5" if I remember corectly,I tried to fix it with the live cd but with no efect.
Then i found Super Grub Disk live CD, and with that i tried to use their fix, which was the same as with the Fedora live cd i tried before, again no efect.Then i played around with Super Grub, and found the option to boot GNU/Linux indirectly, and with that metod i got results, found my menu.lst file and chose the kernel i wanted and it boots into desktop.
But i would need a more permanent solution, because now i allways have to use the same procedure with Super Grub Disk CD to boot into my Fedora 14.
To make a full backup I run a live Knoppix DVD and clone the computer's HDD to an external HDD using the dd command. Is there a possible problem with the source being copied onto bad sectors on the destination disk? If so is there a way to prevent this from happening? A typical dd command I use looks like: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 conv=notrunc,noerror. Is this the recommended command for cloning to a disk of equal size?
I am running ubuntu 9.10 on my pc, trying to update the bios on a thinkpad a31. I'm trying to create a bootable iso disk from the downloaded file from ibm (spsuiv69.exe) it is currently sitting on my desktop.
To be clear - I am having trouble making the .exe file an iso. I read this is the best way to update bios on a linux machine, if there are better ideas - whatever works.
I lose my W7 DVD a couple of times and im tired of making DVDs when i can just create a Bootable USB but the only thing wrong is that i know of ...you can only create Ubuntu USB in Ubuntu.... In Windows you can create a Windows USB with progrmas and UBuntu as well... SO since windows can make multiple USB bootable... Does Ubuntu have a Program that will allow me to Create a Bootable Windows 7 USB?
how to creat a bootable pen drive of ubuntu 10.10???
i can't make bootable usb flash drive of ubuntu 10.10 useing "Universal-USB-Installer-188.8.131.52" as [URL]. how can i make a bootable ubuntu 10.10 using my pen drive. i have the .iso file.i don't want to burn it into cd.
Running: Ubuntu 9.04 32 bits I'm trying to create an bootable usb drive for installing windows 7 so i took this release"Microsoft.Windows.7.Enterprise.x64.Integrated.Oct ober.2010-BIE"
1. Extracted to get the iso
2. Formated my 8gb usb flash drive with gparted
3. Extracted all the files from the iso with UNetbootin to my usb stick
4. Restarted and selected boot from removable drive in the bios options
After step 4 nothing worked i tried to remove booting from the hdd to force the computer to boot from the usb drive but just get the message that i need to insert an bootable media or restart.
Tried several times and the usb worked propperly while installing ubuntu 9.04 which I run this writing moment. I'm out of ideas and I don't have an cd/dvd reader to boot an dvd from either so via usb is the only thing my knowledge is capable to.
ok so i want to create a bootable CD containing some usefull progs.. ie gparted live / clonezilla live / Memtest etc.... how would i go about making this cd with a choice window to select what application i want to run ?
I followed the directions on the Ubuntu site and on the forum but am still unable to make one.I used the Universal USB installer (as directed by the Ubuntu download page) and the unetbootin utility as found on a thread in the forums. To ensure that it was not the USB drive, I've used a Kingston drive and a SanDisk drive. Both report "no Operating System found" when attempting to create the drive.I'm using Win7 x64 to create the bootable drive, and ubuntu-11.04-desktop-i386.iso as the image.
I have a WinXP ISO file and was wondering which is the most noob friendly way to creating a bootable USB with it to re-install XP onto my netbook via Ubuntu 11.04.I haven't found any tutorials out there explaining anything on the lines of this.
I created a bootable USB for WHS but when starting my server it says �utomatic boot starts in 10 seconds".It then counts down to zero and in stead of starting the automatic boot is restarts with 10 seconds and counting back again.Did I do something wrong ? I have a WHS ISO file and used unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick (I tought)My server finds the USB stick and displays a blue window with UNetbootin at the top.Next line says "default" but thats it.
I am using osx on my macbook wanting to create a bootable ubuntu usb pendrive so that i can install ubuntu on my hp laptop. Is anyone aware of any similar tools for osx such as Unetbootin?, or how i can go about creating a bootable live usb.