CLONING LINUX UBUNTU 12.04 LAPTOP TO A DVD

I NEED A LINUX COMMAND TO CLONE MY LAPTOP HARDDISK DRIVE WITH 3 PARTITIONS INTO A DVD
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rindiCommented:
You could use CloneZilla to create images of your partitions to an external disk or network location, then copy those image files to a DVD later using your burning utility like brasero etc., provided there is enough room for them on the DVD.

You have to boot to CloneZilla from LiveMedia, it doesn't work from within the running OS you want to clone. It is included on the PCRepix LiveDVD, which also includes another tool similar to CloneZilla which would also work, Partimage:

http://pcrepix.sourceforge.net

If you want to restore the images to a new PC or HD, you just have to boot that PC again with the LiveDVD, then use the same tool to restore your images. The new disk has to be at least the same size as the original one.

Another option which goes another way is to use the Makulu Constructor Standalone. It is a very good and useful tool, but not free:

http://makululinux.com/makulu-constructor-stand-alone/

What this tool does, it creates a Live Media in form of an iso file, from your running OS installation. You can then burn that iso file to a DVD, boot your PC from it, and use it in live mode. You then have the same environment with the same programs and data as you had on the original system you built the iso from. You can also install the OS back to a PC from the Live DVD. But of course be aware that there might not be enough room for everything on the DVD, as normal DVD's can only hold up to 4.7GB of data, and Dual Layer (DL) DVD's up to 8.5GB, but not every DVD writer can burn to DL DVD's. You may not have enough room for your data on a DVD.

But you can also put the iso file onto a USB stick using other tools, like unetbootin, or better WinSetupFromUSB:

http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/downloads/
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tliottaCommented:
Are you sure that any of the three partitions is small enough to fit on a DVD? Fitting a partition on a DVD requires having a very small partition. I have maybe a dozen systems around here, mostly older, medium laptops, and I don't think any of them has a partition that could fit.
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