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by Dyfi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Failure to clone with dd
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: Failure to clone with dd

Each to their own method of backing up - the most important factor with linux is to learn to backup correctly. I use the fsfreeze command regularly as illustrated and my backups have never failed.
by Dyfi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Failure to clone with dd
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: Failure to clone with dd

Typo error - the correct commands are "fsfreeze -f /" and "fsfreeze -u /" # fsfreeze --help Usage: fsfreeze [options] <mountpoint> Suspend access to a filesystem. Options: -f, --freeze freeze the filesystem -u, --unfreeze unfreeze the filesystem -h, --help display this help -V, --version display ver...
by Dyfi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Failure to clone with dd
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: Failure to clone with dd

A running system can be successfully dd'd by using the "fsfreeze -f /" command prior to making the backup. This temporarily freezes the root file system which prevents any disk writing whist dd is running. When the backup has completed use "fsfreeze -u /" to unfreeze your file system. Post edited - ...
by Dyfi
Tue May 30, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Alternatives to Remastersys for Linux Mint 18
Replies: 5
Views: 4141

Re: Alternatives to Remastersys for Linux Mint 18

I've used Refracta Tools in the past on mint, but not on mint 18. Link below:-

http://www.ibiblio.org/refracta/documents.html
by Dyfi
Thu May 11, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why is it so hard to use Linux?
Replies: 33
Views: 1844

Re: Why is it so hard to use Linux?

The best tip for any linux newbie is to read, read, and read some more. All the info is available for those that seek.
by Dyfi
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: System Backup and Restore
Replies: 12
Views: 6746

Re: System Backup and Restore

I'm always bewildered by the number of posts I read about "can I undo this or that". If only people learnt to backup properly before attempting the unknown!
by Dyfi
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backing Up
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Backing Up

I would have done the restore from your live cd/USB. It sounds as if you were trying to restore a running system.

An excellent tar tutorial can be found via this link.
http://www.aboutdebian.com/tar-backup.htm
by Dyfi
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: password for certain folder(s) [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: password for certain folder(s) [SOLVED]

ccrypt will encrypt the contents recursively of a folder. The folder will still open but the contents will not.
by Dyfi
Sat May 14, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I would like the computer to start up and boot up at 6:00am
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: I would like the computer to start up and boot up at 6:00am

I use the script from the link below to suspend the PC at 18.00 and wake it at 7.00am next day.

https://github.com/bamos/shell-scripts/ ... r/alarm.sh
by Dyfi
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HD to HD clone, restore, install (no optical drive)
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: HD to HD clone, restore, install (no optical drive)

Just bear in mind that qt4-fsarchiver runs at file level and not partition level. So the result is not an image file as the Clonezilla result would be. It will satisfactorily back up a running system as already stated.
by Dyfi
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: LMDE 2 "Betsy" Archive
Topic: Downloading youtube videos
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

Re: Downloading youtube videos

If you have VLC installed, that will do it.
by Dyfi
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Disk clone software
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: Disk clone software

The link below should help you.

http://www.clonezilla.org/
by Dyfi
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many Grub entries
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Too many Grub entries

Easiest way is to install grub-customizer.
by Dyfi
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Please make automatic updates user-friendly
Replies: 37
Views: 4603

Re: Please make automatic updates user-friendly

The time Karsti has spent on this post could have been more productive to teach himself a little about writing a script to achieve his automatic updates. All the info is out there for someone prepared to put the time in.
by Dyfi
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Please make automatic updates user-friendly
Replies: 37
Views: 4603

Re: Please make automatic updates user-friendly

Karsti quoted:

A huge part of the LM user community hates children and old people ;)
Utter twoddle (and that is being very polite)
by Dyfi
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Please make automatic updates user-friendly
Replies: 37
Views: 4603

Re: Please make automatic updates user-friendly

Automatic updates - definitely a no no. I agree with Pjotr. You should control your own PC, not someone sending updates in the background. You may not be aware of what is happening and power off in the middle of downloading or upgrading.
by Dyfi
Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Create ISO Copy of System and make it Installable
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Create ISO Copy of System and make it Installable

Google Refracta Tools for Debian, then read up. I've used it on older Mint installs, not the current editions.
by Dyfi
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System Restore
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: System Restore

Refracta tools will do the same job as Remastersys. I have used it on mint - but on 17 I had to search for extra dependencies.
- Google Refracta OS.

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