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An Emergency Disk Repair from an ISO - Mondo

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:21 pm

I was reviewing what is available to Linux users in the way of Recovery Programs.

Clonezilla, while very powerful, does not lend itself to casual easy restoration of a HDD.

Mondo: I ran across this and wondered if anyone has made use of it?

I can see its' limitations for some Recovery Formats ( DVD ) because of the installed OS size.

https://www.tecmint.com/how-to-clone-linux-systems/
this review is a bit old, but I think still valid and of use to quickly get your OS back up and running.

At the Same Time, I think a fresh install and appropriate Aptik backups are very good, having just done this method 2 days ago.

Just throwing it out there for inclusion in our Toolbox relative to a "Right Now" ready to go relative to a particular PC that has difficulties in getting drivers going to the Internet like my ASUS TP500L. If you don't have the drivers handy on a disk, and you don't have access to the internet, you are screwed with it.

It would appear to me that a full install of a distro to a specific PC, just the OS, not the personal files, stored on a DVD or Flash Drive in ISO format could be a very handy Toolbox to own.

Good backup techniques will have your personal data stored off PC anyway.

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Re: An Emergency Disk Repair from an ISO - Mondo

Post by catweazel » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:30 pm

AZgl1500 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:21 pm
Clonezilla, while very powerful, does not lend itself to casual easy restoration of a HDD.
"Condemnation of a program because you don't understand it is not valid."

I wonder who said that.

Clonezilla, once you understand how to use it, is very good for "casual easy restoration of a HDD."
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Re: An Emergency Disk Repair from an ISO - Mondo

Post by Pierre » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:35 pm

provided that those files are still available on-line,
that method should still be a valid option.

the only real limitation, is either the Number of Disks required , if spanning disks is allowed,
and the containment size of each disk ..
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Re: An Emergency Disk Repair from an ISO - Mondo

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:27 pm

catweazel wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:30 pm
AZgl1500 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:21 pm
Clonezilla, while very powerful, does not lend itself to casual easy restoration of a HDD.
"Condemnation of a program because you don't understand it is not valid."

I wonder who said that.

Clonezilla, once you understand how to use it, is very good for "casual easy restoration of a HDD."
Agree and Disagree @catweazel

Clonezilla simply has way too many steps required, and one minor miscue can destroy your PC.
Even with the GUI, it is still too much Text Based and the selections aren't labeled well enough to make a decision while learning it.

Macrium Reflect, IMO, is still Kind of the Hill for Disk Cloning with a very easy to see workflow.
No ambiguity involved, you can see exactly what is going to happen.

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