Solved

Cloning dual boot laptop

Posted on 2015-01-19
3
103 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-19
I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 with dual boot.  Is there any software out there that will make an image of this?
0
Comment
Question by:Erwin Krisch
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 40557580
You can use CloneZilla to clone or image your disk. it is OpenSource and free:

http://clonezilla.org
0
 

Author Comment

by:Erwin Krisch
ID: 40557593
I tried to use it, but it will take up to 5 hours. It looks like it is imaging sector by sector of the hole HDD. Apparently it suppose to image only the sectors being used by the two OS so to shorten space and time. Is there something I have to do with CloneZilla to fix this problem?
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 40558662
How large is the disk? Normally Imaging with CloneZilla is pretty fast if you select the "beginner" options with defaults. Those settings should only image actual data, not empty space. But there can sometimes be issues with speed if the USB disk you are imaging to only runs at USB1 speeds (when the chipset isn't recognized properly). In such cases it often helps if you remove the disk from that PC and use another one for the task.

I'm not sure if the default Cloning option also copies empty space, but that could be the case. So cloning could by default take longer unless you select the advanced options where you can change lots of the settings.
0

Featured Post

WordPress Tutorial 1: Installation & Setup

WordPress is a very popular option for running your web site and can be used to get your content online quickly for the world to see. This guide will walk you through installing the WordPress server software and the initial setup process.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In order for businesses to be compliant with certain information security laws in some countries, you need to be able to prove that a user (which user it was becomes important to the business to take action against the user after an event has occurr…
Users are often faced with high disk consumption without really knowing where the largest amount of data resides. Disk Usage Analyzer (aka Baobab) is is a graphical, menu-driven application to analyse disk usage in any Gnome environment and can e…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
Suggested Courses

628 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question