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4answers
123 views

Can't install new OS on 2003 gateway desktop

I'm trying to install Peppermint OS. I made a bootable cd which works for my other computer but I can't get this gateway to boot off it. I've tried everything I can think of in the BIOS (yes I've ...
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1answer
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FAT filesystem - bad superblock

Last night my android phone said it can't read the SD card and it wanted to format it. I pulled it out, put it in a card reader and tried to mount it on my desktop pc: $ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 tmp ...
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51 views

Is it possible to restore from Fedora automatic backup?

I've accidentally deleted everything using: rm -rf /* I did not know what the commands was, I thought it would only delete the folder I was in. Now nothing works, not even terminal. Actually after ...
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1answer
119 views

linux + Backup & Restore tool for Blade IBM/HP machines

OUR target - Backup & restore tool that can be put on a PXE server so that a client can be booted via network: I hope that I ask the right question, there are allot of backup & restore tools ...
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0answers
258 views

Restoring XP using Linux Live with fdisk tool

I am trying to create a restore a windows operating system using Linux Live. I have formatted the hard drive using FAT 32 format (mkfs.vfat) command. I have created the partitions using the fdisk ...
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1answer
302 views

Duplicating contents of a VDI file to a larger one?

My overall problem is that I filled my current virtual hard drive, so I want to move everything over to a larger VDI file and boot from that one instead. If it matters, I have XP host and Crunchbang ...
0
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1answer
490 views

How do I restore from a Windows backup on Fedora?

I backed up my computer (Vista) before I switched to Fedora. I find that I badly need to restore to the backup I made, but am having trouble figuring out how. what I need to know is if I CAN restore ...
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1answer
788 views

How can I backup a Ubuntu system and restore it on another maching with completely different hardware?

I just completed my Ubuntu installation. It contains all packages I need and I configured my apps correctly. I would like to backup this installation and be able to restore it to different computers ...
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1answer
166 views

I have a server under Linux OS, I delete the tomcat folder, how to restore it?

I have a server under Linux OS, I delete the tomcat folder, how to restore it? this folder contain all my project under webapps and my tomcat configuration please help me to restore this folder ...
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1answer
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How do I restore system default settings on Linux Mint KDE?

I did something weird and now my text size is like 3pt on every system window, but when I go in and change my window fonts to larger to something that looks normal, it makes my clock, bash, and other ...
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2answers
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How to restore /lib/libc.so.6?

I occasionally deleted my /lib/libc.so.6. By using LD_PRELOAD I successfully made a link of my /lib/libc-2.12.1.so file in my home folder and now most of the command works (cp, ln, etc...). But I ...
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How to create a restore point in Ubuntu?

Like Time Machine in Mac OS X. Is it possible?
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3answers
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Pre upgrade backup for Ubuntu/Linux?

Well. I'd like to upgrade my parent's box from 8.10 (intrepid) to 10.04 LTS (lucid). Doing this from the package manager should work, but I want to get a backup of the system if things go haywire or ...
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4answers
1k views

How do I save a “restore point” in Linux?

I have some program that I want to run but I am not sure if it is going to do anything malicious. I have an old ubuntu pc which I am using to run it. I know in Windows you have save a restore point ...
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3answers
182 views

Backing up Windows 7 programs

I want to do a clean re-install of Windows 7 but there are files and installed programs which need to be backed up and restored. I tried using the Windows 7 backup utility to do a full backup to an ...
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1answer
922 views

In what files in the home dir does xfce store the user config data?

In what files/dirs in the home dir does xfce store the user config data? Or if you like. What files do I need to restore from backup in order to restore my xfce desktop with all the different ...
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2answers
238 views

In what files in the home dir does gnome store the user config data?

In what files/dirs in the home dir does gnome store the user config data? Or if you like. What files do I need to restore from backup in order to restore my gnome desktop with all the different ...
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2answers
191 views

Untar with date filter

Is there any way to untar and only extract those files that are above a certain date including directory structure?? I restored a backup on a play server but it was a few days old. However I have a ...
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2answers
103 views

Windows XP whipped with linux installation, is restore possible?

I made a stupid mistake by running a Linux installation (OpenSuse) over my XP Installation. Now I want to know if it possible to restore files from the previous XP installation somehow (Outlook ...
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3answers
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Will installing Linux wipe my restore partition?

My old XP ThinkPad T41 needs a reinstall to deal with Windows rot. It has a restore partition that I have used before without issues. However, after tinkering with live CDs over the years and, more ...
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4answers
437 views

Is this a complete way to back up a Linux installation?

Back when I first made the switch to Linux, I didn't know nearly as much about it as I do now. As a result, there are several fundamental things about how my partitions and operating systems are set ...