How to "check disk" in MINT 6

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How to "check disk" in MINT 6

Postby mattrixx on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:29 pm

I`m trying to make an Acronis 10 backup image of my Mint 6 HDD to an external HDD.
After Acronis first examines and analyzes my selected MINT drive, it says: errors found in Partitions,
and to "check disc" (and partitions) first with disc checking software, or else it will have to create a "Sector by Sector" image instead.

I've made Acronis backup images before with earlier versions of MINT.
I dont have the drive capacity for a sector by sector image replication.

How does one force a drive integrity check in Linux MINT6 ?
I believe this is the same type check MINT performs automatically every 30 or so boots?

Thanks
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Re: How to "check disk" in MINT 6

Postby Fred on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:40 pm

mattrixx,

I don't use Acronis, but my understanding is that it isn't compatible with the new block size adopted by Ubuntu/Mint starting with Mint 6.

You might want to check on the Acronis site for the details. There is nothing wrong with your Linux partitions.

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Re: How to "check disk" in MINT 6

Postby mattrixx on Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:41 pm

Thanks Fred for your reply

Can you (or anyone else) recommend any free, "easy to use", graphical, image backup program(s)
that *WILL* work with the latest MINT/Ubuntu? Something similar to familiar Acronis.

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Re: How to "check disk" in MINT 6

Postby Fred on Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:40 pm

mattrixx,

I can't vouch for this one as I haven't used it either. A number of knowledgeable people in this forum do use and recommend it however.

Clonezilla - http://www.clonezilla.org

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