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by danboid
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: cim - fsarchiver based NTFS imaging scripts and distro
Replies: 0
Views: 15698

cim - fsarchiver based NTFS imaging scripts and distro

The cim and im scripts were created to make the cloning of NTFS (ie Windows) partitions under Linux as easy as possible. They are intended to be included with live admin and rescue distributions such as System Rescue CD and Finnix and can image Windows installs to both local and network storage with...
by danboid
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Handling Windows 7 partitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 16646

Re: Handling Windows 7 partitions?

Today I successfully imaged a Win 7 Pro machine using fsarchiver and I didn't have to use the W7 repair tool either. The sad truth is that I had to use sysprep on the install before creating the image and this seems to be mandatory now with Windows imaging which is sad as its a huge load of extra fu...
by danboid
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Handling Windows 7 partitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 16646

Re: Handling Windows 7 partitions?

Has anyone worked out a reliable way to image a win7 boot partition using Linux yet? This is the problem that I'm having now. It seems you can reliably image one win7 install into another existing win7 install using fsarchiver IF there is an existing win7 boot partition on that machine already and y...
by danboid
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: HFS+ support
Replies: 11
Views: 15409

Re: HFS+ support

Still no response? :/ I hope Francois hasn't given up on developing fsarchiver as I believe saving and restoring partition tables was (is) all but done and I suspect it should be pretty easy for him to add in HFS+ support and these are two impressive features that would significantly increase the us...
by danboid
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: HFS+ support
Replies: 11
Views: 15409

Re: HFS+ support

I've just checked and it would seem the Ubuntu live (desktop) CD isn't an option - it includes rsync, hfsplus and hfsutils packages but sadly not hfsprogs which is the one that contains mkfs.hfsplus :/
by danboid
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: HFS+ support
Replies: 11
Views: 15409

Re: HFS+ support

I have inherited an ol' eMac 1 Ghz (G4 PPC) machine and so hopefully one of the things it can do before it dies is help add HFS+ support to fsarchiver? ATM it dual-boots OSX Tiger (10.4.11) and Debian Squeeze via the Yaboot bootloader so if its any use I can test the above instructions on a real Mac...
by danboid
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: HFS+ support
Replies: 11
Views: 15409

Re: HFS+ support

1) There are four FS options when installing OSX * MacOS Extended * MacOS Extended (Journaled) * MacOS Extended (Case-sensitive) * MacOS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled) I have successfully mounted both journaled and non-journaled under Linux without any problem. I'd have to check but I'm 99% su...
by danboid
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: HFS+ support
Replies: 11
Views: 15409

Re: HFS+ support

1) Yes, it was mkfs.hfsplus /dev/sda2 mounted with a normal mount /dev/sda2 then a rsync -axHAX but at the moment I have only seen this working when the source partition was formatted in MacOS Extended (non-journaled, case insensitive), and that is likely a key part to its success. More testing will...
by danboid
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: HFS+ support
Replies: 11
Views: 15409

Re: HFS+ support

I am happy to report that the above procedure works and produced a bootable OSX (10.5.6) Leopard partition with the following setup: sda2 = 50GB af partition formatted as plain 'MacOS Extended' (ie case insensitive HFS+ with no journaling) by OSX 10.5.6 Disk Utility. This was the drive containing th...
by danboid
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: HFS+ support
Replies: 11
Views: 15409

Re: HFS+ support

Here's the HFS+ docs: http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/technotes/tn/tn1150.html There's some info on the status of Linux HFS+ / HFSX support on the Gentoo Wiki here: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Hfsplus "An interesting part of this HOWTO is patching Apple's utilities to work under Linux. App...
by danboid
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: HFS+ support
Replies: 11
Views: 15409

HFS+ support

We live in a largely three platform world- Windows, OSX and Linux. fsarchiver already supports NTFS, I presume it supports FAT(32) and it certainly supports the main Linux fs's but I have not seen any mention of support for HFS+, which is of course the default fs for OSX and hence is probably just a...
by danboid
Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: restore linux fs to larger or smaller partition
Replies: 1
Views: 2812

restore linux fs to larger or smaller partition

Hi I know fsarchiver (why not just just call it fsar? I prefer shorter command names personally ;) can restore ntfs to larger or smaller partitions than the source fs but can it also do the same for linux filesystems such as ext4? If not, is this a planned feature? Also, are there any plans to integ...