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RE: [SLE] Replacing hard drive
  • From: Nick Selby <php@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 16:32:56 +0200
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Thanks to everyone for all this information! I need to go away for a couple of days and will be back to let everyone know how it went or, more likely, scream for more help!!


At 09:23 AM 4/4/2002 -0500, you wrote:
Windows is a pain. I have successfully backed up my Windows partitions with
tar, and after a disk swap have restored them. There is nothing positional
in Windows 98 and ME.
After restoring a Windows9x (or ME) partition with tar, you must ruin the
sys.exe utility on it.
(I maintain windows on my machine as dual boot only when there is some
overriding reason to run Windows - talking to the droids at AT&T Broadband,
or possibly to troubleshoot problems with a printer where the management
utilities are Windows based).
Backing up and restoring a Linux file system is (IMHO) better performed
with a file by file type of backup, not an image backup.

In both cases you need to have a boot diskette for your Windows system (so
you can do sys), and also the SuSE installation media or a recovery
diskette for Linux. LILO essentially does a similar thing for Linux as sys
does for Windows in that it points the boot code to point to the system

On 4 Apr 2002 at 9:05, Michael Garabedian wrote:

> Well depending on your filesystem you have to be careful.
Jerry Feldman
Portfolio Partner Engineering
Compaq Computer Corp.
200 Forest Street MRO1-3/F1
Marlboro, Ma. 01752

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