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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:29 pm    Post subject: How can I ghost an image of Gentoo Reply with quote

I want to beable to ghost a new instalation of Gentoo. That way if I mess it up I can go back from where I left off. I have a ghost 8.0, but it will not recognize the image. Is there another program out there that will. I am sorry for such a newb question. I will be doing some searching of my own. Just wanted to know a quick answer.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you looking for a program that will recognize an image you already have? Or a program that will make an image even if it's of a different type than ghost?

If the latter, you can make images of partitions with partimage. There's also a program in portage called mondo-archive that will backup your system to cds (though I've never gotten it to work on my system). Also, check out the threads on this forum on "stage 4", which I believe is a script someone wrote to do what you are looking for.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah just a program that will see the image that I have. Kinda works like ghost server. That way I can wipe out what I have and be back at square one.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found this?

http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_Imaging_with_Ghost_for_Unix

Is this what I need?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you just want to buckup your system try tar. :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I installed gentoo, I used partimage to do exactly this. Several times, after I would finish a major step in the stage 1 install (like one of the big emerges) I booted a liveCD with partimage on it (gentoo dolphin and sysrescueCD have partimage), and saved an image as a checkpoint. Then I just chrooted back in kept going.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool cool, My major thing is to just have the images on a server. That way I can save and then deploy them after a major update. Thank you for all the replies. Everyone on this site have been great help! =o)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Ghost for Linux (G4L) to create backups. There are several options to choose from, the two I use the most are disk to disk and disk to ftp copies. It will copy XP, Gentoo, Mac, anything. You can get it here http://freshmeat.net/projects/g4l/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet that is what I needed. Thank you! :)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=58767
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