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O/S Deployment Thread, How do you Image Asus EEE machines? in Technical; Originally Posted by SimpleSi Its eomthing along the lines of most of the OS is on a read-only basis with ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Its eomthing along the lines of most of the OS is on a read-only basis with the differences between what is being used and the original setup being held on a R/W partition (or something like that anyway - its a bit of black magic afaic

    Ahhh, I didn't realise it worked like that, makes sense now. I have imaged the main partition as well, just incase, but I can always restore this from the CD that comes with them if necessary, just as quick to do it that way with a USB CD-ROM drive connected.

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    Clonezilla works about 90% of the time (need to fsck alot).

    With the standard OS and the shadow removed theres 1.7GB free.
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    Clonezilla works about 90% of the time (need to fsck alot).
    mm- a backup/restore system thats works 90% of the time

    And is fsck a spelling mistook or a @nix cmd ? :P

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    And is fsck a spelling mistook or a @nix cmd
    fsck = filesystem check , used when your filesystem is fscked

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    used when your filesystem is fscked
    :rotflol:

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    PS Thanks for the eeePC support BTW

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    That would be where the term fsck came from no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    mm- a backup/restore system thats works 90% of the time
    Not much you can do. When it doesnt work, you fsck it and it works. So its 100% reliable with a little tweak.

    As far as I can remember, only the source machine has needed fsck'in...

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    Wink Yet another way ... imaging Xandros Linux partition

    Thread seems 'cold' but people may still be searching for the topic to get advice.

    Use Hiren's Boot CD in an external optical drive. The Acronis utility works fine, #3 on the menu. Identifies Linux partition correctly, and makes the original partition-type the default option, during restore.

    Total time for user-modifiable partition imaging, about 6 minutes (but I haven't yet added much, waiting to get rid of unionfs, first).

    I backed up to an external USB2 drive. For some reason, the Eee wouldn't boot Hiren's when the optical drive was plugged into left-hand port. Moved both connectors (optical, hard drive) to the right side of the Eee, then everything worked, just the same as on the Windows desktop PC.

    I have only done this once, but the restored image both verified and functioned correctly: the Eee booted normally to prior state, after the process.

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