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



I like keeping the file attributes intact.  Your example would require
use of "mattrib -p" to fix the permissions; however, last time I tried
that, I noticed that running the output of that command (without
modification) would cause an error with any file with square brackets.

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 23:39:49 -0500 (CDT), Doug Simpson
<simpsond leopards k12 ar us> wrote:
> 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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