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Re: [K12OSN] OT: Using tar on win98 clients



I jusr use rsync from the hard drive in the Windows98 computer to a 
directory on the server and then use the regular fdisk tools to create a 
partition of desired size on the computer, format it using the windows 
format tools and then rsync the windows back to it.

No problems so far for me!



Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
DeQueen Public Schools
DeQueen, AR 71832
simpsond leopards k12 ar us
Tux for President!

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Daniel Hogan wrote:

> This is what I normally do in Knoppix.  I'm assuming that the harddrive is hda.
> 
> On the harddrive you wish to copy from:
> 
> 1. Using QTParted, shrink the size of the partition(s) so that it will
> fit on the smaller harddrive.  I usually go for anything smaller than
> the size of the smallest harddrive.
> 2. dd if=/dev/hda of=myimage.mbr bs=512 count=1
> 3. sfdisk -d /dev/hda > myimage.sfdisk
> 4. Use partimage to copy the partition(s) from the harddrive.
> 
> On the harddrive wish to copy to (I'm assuming hda on a different computer):
> 
> 1. dd if=myimage.mbr of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
> 2. sfdisk /dev/hda < myimage.sfdisk
> 3. Use partimage to write the image to the harddrive.
> 4. Use QTParted to resize the partition to whatever size you wish.
> 5. Reboot.
> 
> I usually mount a samba share and store the myimage.mbr,
> myimage.sfdisk, and the partition image files on it so that I can
> easily access it from the other computers.
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 15:51:49 -0400, Henry Burroughs
> <hburroughs hhprep org> wrote:
> >  I know this is a bit off topic, but I'm doing the ever necessary task of
> > ghosting.  I would be using partimage (and I was), except some of the hard
> > disks are different sizes (and partimage doesn't support shrinking).  I'm
> > using a knoppix cd  (3.4 i think).
> >  
> >  I'm trying tar (trying to keep it simple), and when I restore the image
> > onto a fresh drive, it still won't boot properly (I'm even using msdos fdisk
> > /mbr to reset the MBR).  So the MBR is in place, it just doesn't want to
> > load from there.  Any suggestions or hints?  THanks.
> >  
> >  Basically, my requirements are a imaging program (or tar) that handles
> > restoring to smaller drives (of course, big enough for the actual data).
> >  
> >  I've spent waaaay too much time trying to get this monster to work.
> >  
> >  Henry 
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