[nycbug-talk] BSDing windows

Louis Bertrand louis
Sat Oct 2 18:38:02 EDT 2004

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, George Georgalis wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 11:16:28PM -0400, Kevin Reiter wrote:
> >: Do I need to create a bootable dos cdrom for this application or are
> >: there unix tools to resize a fat32 partition? Another way? Ideally I'd
> >: like to resize the dd image of the windows partition.
> >
> >It's not UNIX, but you can create a bootable Linux CD that has QtParted,
> >among others, included on the CD:
> >http://www.sysresccd.org/systools.en.php
> >
> >A quote from the SystemRescueCD website:
> >
> >"QtParted and PartGui:  This is the most interesting feature of this CDRom.
> >You can use these two graphical partition tools without XFree86 (they work
> >with QtEmbedded). They can be considered as the best free PartitionMagic
> >clones for Linux. They allow you to see a chart of your hard disk, create,
> >format, delete, and modify partitions. You must start with the Frame Buffer
> >in order for these utilities to work well. PartGui is not developed anymore,
> >then QtParted is the best choice."
> >
> >I didn't find anything outside of using Linux for this from Google, but that
> >doesn't mean there isn't anything out there...
> >
> Wow, that's great.... now I don't have to keep different size base
> install dd images to rsync with backups via loopback, before I write the
> partition, partition table and bootloader back to disk! all I need is
> one small dd image and compressed archives to rsync in! If the OS didn't
> suck eggs to begin with...  Woopie, now I can replace a corrupt install
> quickly.
> Seriously, thanks.

See also "Ghost for Unix" by Hubert Feyrer

 --Louis  <louis at bertrandtech dot ca>

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