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Take an image of Linux

Discussion in 'Software' started by zr79, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. zr79

    zr79 Byte Poster

    Probably a linux server but that doesn't really matter.

    So i am using imaging software that has dissimlar capabilities, no, i don't think it's always going to be 100% perfect but it's always worked for me with Windows OS, essentially hot swap a HD and once the HD boots up in the new pc all the new hardware is detected and you can load the correct drivers etc.

    So how about doing the same with Linux, can this be done, would you need a Linux version of the imaging sofwtare as i assume HAL is a Windows technique only. Would linux be able to redtect the hardware once it had loaded onto the new system . Any ideas?
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    Not done much linux admin so not seen it imaged, loads of automated installers though :-


    Linux has a HAL but it does not represent the mainboard like in Windows, there are plans to replace the Linux HAL with DeviceKit.


    Maybe look here :-

    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Sweet, I didn't know that about DeviceKit mate, repington'd. It was an interesting read
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