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Old 05-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default Windows/Linux Dual Boot HD Cloning?

Is there any cloning/imaging software that can clone a Windows XP Pro/Linux Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot hard drive?
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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Acronis true image home 2012 does support a range of Linux file systems so it may be able to do it. It also has a sector by sector feature but that will require equal space to the size of your current disk.

Paragon drive backup also supports Linux file systems and I have had good experiences with O&O disk image 6 which has forensic reading and writing methods.

Think it may be a case of doing some trials.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Think it may be a case of doing some trials.
I was planning some trial and error work, I was hoping somebody had done it before to save me some time and provide a start point.
Thanks for your input, I've used Paragon and Acronis before, they are on the list....
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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clonezilla works too

*ubuntu 11.10 + w7 pro
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #5
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clonezilla works too
Cool. Downloaded it and have it on my list of stuff to try. Just went to #1.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:44 AM   #6
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gparted is a nice livecd distro designed for partition management.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:07 AM   #7
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gparted is a nice livecd distro designed for partition management.
I've used gparted to help migrate operating systems from a hard drive to an SSD, but I'm not sure how it would handle the boot sectors of a dual boot cloning operation.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #8
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Clonezilla did the job.
I've used Acronis for my Windows cloning tasks, I think I will switch to Clonezilla; more options.
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Clonezilla did the job.
I've used Acronis for my Windows cloning tasks, I think I will switch to Clonezilla; more options.
great to hear this.....

With clonezilla + SSDs, no reason not to backup the SSD into a HDD regularly(my 96GB takes less than 10 minutes to dump)
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #10
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With clonezilla + SSDs, no reason not to backup the SSD into a HDD regularly
I use cloning software like Clonezilla mainly on XP and Linux computers. With the SSD I have on my Windows 7 rig, I use the Windows Backup/Imaging tool to back up the boot drive to various hard drives.
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