Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
Partimage is really quite easy to use, somewhat similar to ghost. As far as I know it isn't on the ubuntu live cd, which is why I use knoppix.
You should start partimage from a root console, and the partition that you are imaging should not be mounted. I make my images on a 2nd HD, then burn to dvd from ubuntu.
Partimage not on Ubuntu live: I should have thought of that! That's what comes of writing before my second cup of coffee (or third).

I'll download and burn a Knoppix Live CD and experiment, maybe this weekend. I have three hard drives so I ought to be able to do something safe as a learning experience...