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Re: Finally getting rid of Windows (almost)



On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 14:53 -0600, Charles Curley wrote:
> On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 04:25:34PM -0400, James Pifer wrote:
> 
> > 
> > ntfsclone looks very cool. I created an image of my ntfs partition using
> > this command:
> > ntfsclone --save-image --output ntfs-backup.img /dev/hda1
> > 
> > I have the kernel-module-ntfs installed but when I try to mount the
> > image like the man file says I get this error:
> > # mount -t ntfs -o loop ntfs-backup.img /mnt/old_ntfs
> > mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
> >        missing codepage or other error
> >        In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
> >        dmesg | tail  or so
> > 
> > Plus, I can mount the hda1 partition so I know ntfs is working. I
> > assuming I did something incorrect in creating the backup, maybe missed
> > a parameter?
> > 
> 
> From reading the man page, I believe if you use the --save-image
> option you get a compressed copy of the file system, but it is not an
> NTFS file system. Try making an image w/o the --save-image. It will
> probably be much bigger, but you can compress it when you aren't using
> it.

You were right, I misunderstood the man page. Thanks.

James


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