[Novalug] best way to back up a home partition.
bdalzell at qis.net
Thu Sep 20 11:23:35 EDT 2007
i have two harddrives - each with an Ubuntu installation on them. they go
into externally accessable drive drawers. one sits on the shelf as a
last night while trying to get alien to work (the rpm to deb program -
not a game) I managed to ugrade ubuntu on the ubuntu drive in the machine.
this resulted in loosing the ability to start up x - when you try startx
you get the error:
xinit connection refused (error111)
so before doing anything else I put the backup harddrive in an booted from
it and I used gnome-commander to copy the home directory from the messuped
installation harddrive to a subdirectory on another harddrive.
then it occured to me: what is the best way to do such a backup copy?
also of course any suggestions on getting x working again would be
trying to get alien to install resulted in a report that the dependencies
were broken - apt-get was not able to get rpm which is needed for alien to
another problem I had - part of the reason for tryign to upgrade - was
that I could not compile the tar.gz version of anything because the
install routines wanted to call cc and apparently my system has gcc and
is not set up to tell the installer routines that cc and gcc are the same.
I have a lot to learn.
right now I am booted off of the ubuntu installation on the backup
harddrive which is either dapper or edgy. i have not figured out which.
Bonnie Dalzell, MA
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