how image dual-boot

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by nfs_champ, Apr 7, 2007.

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  1. nfs_champ

    nfs_champ Registered Member

    Jan 2, 2007

    after buying a new hd, i installed a dual-boot with windows xp sp2 and opensuse 10.2. xp has ntfs, opensuse uses ext3.
    my question: what is the best image-strategy to backup such a dual-boot? can i run trueimage from within xp as i did with my single-boot before?

  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    You shouldn't have any problems backing up from Windows. You can backup the entire drive or you can just backup the selected partition(s). Usually I make a whole drive backup once I get everything the way I want, then I just do partition backups.
  3. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    State College, Pennsylvania
    Yep! Just back up all of your partitions while running TI in Windows (although you don't need to backup the swap partition). You can also restore your Linux partition(s) from within Windows if it ever becomes necessary. If you're using TI Home Version 10 you can even double-click on a backup file and explore the contents, including the contents of ext3 partitions. You'll be able to view and copy files and folders from the backup, even if they are in your Linux partition.
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello nfs_champ,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    Please note that Acronis True Image 10.0 Home supports Ext2/Ext3 file systems as well as ReiserFS, Linux SWAP and FAT16/32, NTFS and as it was mentioned by other Forum members you can create an image of the supported file system when running Acronis True Image under Windows.

    Note that if you use Linux loaders such as GRUB or Lilo you may need to re-activate Linux loader after the restoration of the Linux system. Check this thread for details.

    Thank you.
    Aleksandr Isakov
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