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by Void Main
Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: speed of 'dd'
Replies: 14
Views: 9033

Re: speed of 'dd'

Oh by the way, partimage "can" be scripted (batch mode) and it can back up the data only so I *think* that just may be the tool you are looking for. I would suggest reading through the entire partimage FAQ:

http://www.partimage.org/Partimage-FAQ
by Void Main
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: speed of 'dd'
Replies: 14
Views: 9033

Re: speed of 'dd'

I said "file system level" not "system level". I wouldn't ghost for anything but if you want to ghost something then use ghost. I mentioned before there was a Linux utility that worked a little like ghost but you said you didn't want to use that. The utility that I couldn't remember the name of was ...
by Void Main
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: A way to see if a PC is a laptop or workstation
Replies: 11
Views: 8784

Re: A way to see if a PC is a laptop or workstation

I can think of several ways. Laptops would have batteries for instance and battery state would be shown in /proc/acpi/battery/*/state: cat /proc/acpi/battery/*/state | grep "present:.*yes" present: yes There are probably many much better ways of determining this but that's the first thing that poppe...
by Void Main
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: speed of 'dd'
Replies: 14
Views: 9033

Re: speed of 'dd'

Yes, dd does a sector by byte for byte copy of the entire partition and has no knowledge of file systems. So basically the entire partition would be data as far as dd is concerned. If you want a file system level backup you wouldn't want to use dd but use tar, cpio, etc, instead. Any of those can be...
by Void Main
Fri May 27, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: speed of 'dd'
Replies: 14
Views: 9033

Re: speed of 'dd'

Also, if you are looking for a ghost like utility there is one for linux but I can't remember the name of it and I'm driving so I can't do much searching for several more hours.
by Void Main
Fri May 27, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: speed of 'dd'
Replies: 14
Views: 9033

Re: speed of 'dd'

If the data is compressed before it is written to the destination it obviously means less data will be written to the destination which means the overall process "could" be faster using compression if you are writing to a slow drive. On the other hand, if you are using 100% of your CPU for the compr...
by Void Main
Fri May 27, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: speed of 'dd'
Replies: 14
Views: 9033

Re: speed of 'dd'

What makes you think you are doing something wrong? That sounds about right. The two apps should be roughly the same speed copying data (assuming the tests are done of the same partition from the same device to the same device. The greatest speed differences would come from the differences in bus sp...
by Void Main
Thu May 26, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Fedora 15
Replies: 5
Views: 6722

Re: Fedora 15

Sounds like you just need to boot from rescue, mount your file systems, chroot and run the grub-install command. Have run into the same problem several times.
by Void Main
Thu May 26, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Fedora 15
Replies: 5
Views: 6722

Re: Fedora 15

I haven't upgraded anything yet as I was hoping for a couple of people to report success/issues since there were a coupe of major upgrades (GNOME3, init, etc). :)
by Void Main
Tue May 24, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Fedora 15
Replies: 5
Views: 6722

Fedora 15

is out...
by Void Main
Thu May 19, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ubuntu destroyed my youth.
Replies: 11
Views: 8280

Re: Ubuntu destroyed my youth.

Whenever I do use GUI tools I always open a terminal (or ALT+F2) and type in the name of the command to start it rather than hunting through the menu trying to find it. I know, I'm a sick puppy. :)
by Void Main
Wed May 11, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: Other Distributions
Topic: Open Source Bicycle Computing
Replies: 2
Views: 4138

Re: Open Source Bicycle Computing

It uses an Arduino microcontroller so it doesn't actually have an operating system. I actually have an Arduino that I bought a couple of years ago to play around with and learn a little more about electronics. It's pretty cool actually. Here's a post I made about it: http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/fo...
by Void Main
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: how to DEcrease disk size
Replies: 27
Views: 22792

Re: how to DEcrease disk size

The latest thing I got is that the grub.conf was relating to UUID so I changed that to /dev/sda2. Then it started to boot, but then lots relating to this UUID same and it stopped booting. I'm gonna keep fiddling with this tomorrow and also try to remove the UUID use. The weird part is that 'df-h' s...
by Void Main
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: how to DEcrease disk size
Replies: 27
Views: 22792

Re: how to DEcrease disk size

I don't have a good picture of exactly what you are doing but if I were doing this I would do what I said at the beginning. - Copy the file systems over to the new drive - update the fstab on the new drive to reflect what the new device names (or UUIDs if you are using those instead of device names)...