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MarkX
July 22nd, 2008, 12:46 AM
I am putting together a computer for a friend who is a relative computer noob and wants to do video editing amongst other things.

What I want to do is set up Ubuntu on it to the point where all apps and settings are working as desired and then make an backup copy of this hard drive on a DVD which could then be copied to a fresh hard drive in case of disaster.

Is this possible and simple?
How do I do this?
How would I install it on a new drive and make it bootable?

Intelligible (I'm fairly new to Ubuntu too!) advice appreciated.

wolfen69
July 22nd, 2008, 12:49 AM
try Partimage

tamoneya
July 22nd, 2008, 12:49 AM
have you looked at remastersys. It doesnt make a backup of your harddrive but it will allow you to make a customized ISO that makes the install easier.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/creating-custom-ubuntu-live-cd-with-remastersys.html

MarkX
July 22nd, 2008, 09:42 AM
Thanks for replies, remastersys looks exactly like what I want.

ramjet_1953
July 22nd, 2008, 11:14 AM
Clonezilla will give you an exact 1:1 copy of a hard drive.

Just download the Clonezilla Live CD iso image and burn it to a CD as an iso image.

You just boot from the CD and it will guide you through the cloning process.

I use it to clone my hard drive to an external USB drive.

Here's a link: http://www.clonezilla.org/

Regards,
Roger :cool:

billgoldberg
July 22nd, 2008, 11:24 AM
Just a tip.

If your friend is going to do video editing, it might be wise to not enable compiz fusion.

Or learn him how to go from compiz fusion to metacity using the compiz fusion icon.

Especially if he is using an ATI card.

MarkX
July 22nd, 2008, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone! I will now get on with it.

robert shearer
July 23rd, 2008, 12:35 PM
also look here for a very easy remaster
http://www.remastersys.klikit-linux.com/
I have just tried it and it works fine.

MarkX
July 25th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Clonezilla will give you an exact 1:1 copy of a hard drive.

Just download the Clonezilla Live CD iso image and burn it to a CD as an iso image.

You just boot from the CD and it will guide you through the cloning process.

I use it to clone my hard drive to an external USB drive.

Here's a link: http://www.clonezilla.org/

Regards,
Roger :cool:

Except it doesn't. It comes up with "segmentation error" after choosing the source drive.

MarkX
July 25th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Now made a successful backup disk with remastersys.