Will it be able to save a laptop diskimage to DVD?
Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on May 19, 2006 05:14 PM
I was looking for a tool to backup the OS that is installed on the laptop when you buy it. For this I don't really care about partitions, but simply backup the entire laptop disk (assuming the used diskspace is 4GB or less) to a (possibly compressed file on) DVD, so I could restore it later, maybe this does the job.
But it seems a liveboot-CD like this will mount and lock the available DVD-writer. If so, I'm probably looking for the following: - will it be possible to temporarily unmount the DVD-writer (to be able to burn the image) or will the running OS be dependent on files on the liveboot-CD. - install the OS into a ram disk, making the CD-writer independent of OS files. - have the liveboot-CD on a USB-stick and boot from that, laeaving the DVD-writer available.
There must be more laptop users with this problem.. any suggestions?