Questions tagged [disk-image]

Questions surrounding the creation and use of disk images (created via dd, ddrescue, or other means)

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its too frustating [closed]

dpkg: error processing package linux-image-5.3.0-46-generic (--configure): installed linux-image-5.3.0-46-generic package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1 Errors were ...
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G4L and the CLEANHP option

Yesterday I used G4L (Ghost For Linux) to image my Ubuntu 18.04.3LTS with no problem, but trying to image my Windows Visa 64 keeps giving me this error: "lzop: short write: File too large" after about ...
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How could I increase root partition size?

I want to increase the size of my root partition. This is a screenshot of the gparted:
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What's the best way to create a unique Ubuntu System Image/Disk Copy w/ Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS?

I'd like to create a unique Ubuntu System Image/Disk Copy containing all my files/programs/installed packages and libraries/theme changes (font, dock, ...). This way I could have an exact copy of my ...
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How to extract initrd from ubuntu-20.04-live-server-amd64.iso

I am trying to update a process used to remaster the Ubuntu 18.04 install image for 20.04 and running into a problem with extracting the initrd archive. The command used is cpio -id --no-absolute-...
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How to shift ubuntu OS from Logical Partition to Primary Partition?

I was new to Linux and Partition concepts when I installed Ubuntu on my machine, which already ran windows 7. At first, I created some unallocated space (~100GB). But at that time, I didn't know it ...
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How to store image of Ubuntu on existing machine and then use it to install on a fleet of machines over local network

I haven't found a clear answer or way of doing what I'm looking for. I'm used to doing this on a Windows environment, and was simply wondering if I could do the same with Ubuntu. I'd like to start ...
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How to duplicate a USB stick efficiently

I have a USB stick who's contents (including partition table) I want to duplicate onto another, larger USB stick. Right now, I have to dd the entirety of a 16 GB stick onto a 128 GB stick and then ...
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How to create a persistent live on a file (disk image)?

I created a personnalized ubuntustudio iso with cubic (it is smaller than the official). And i would like to write a persistent live in a file less than 4G (audio-ubuntustudio.img) In order to be ...
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Help to mass deploy 18.04 with additional minor configs

I have a stack of older Dell laptops from work destined for ewaste that I'd like to donate to local elementary schools to give to families in quarantine/isolation due to covid 19. I'd like to ...
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How to make and install the image of my own Ubuntu 16.04 installation with Docker on a remote server

I'm going to hire some space on a remote linux workstation equipped with a Geforce GTX 1080 ti because I want to run there this deep learning repository : https://github.com/CMU-Perceptual-Computing-...
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Trying to boot from disk image with grub2

I installed Ubuntu and while fresh, captured the whole drive with the command sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb/image.img then placed it into /boot/images/image.img I want GRUB2 to boot from this ...
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Images and image creation software

I have some questions, maybe you can answer that I am not finding an answer too. Image or ISO files are suppose to be an exact duplicate of the original disk or media that the ISO was produced from, ...
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What's the best way to create an image of an old Mac floppy disk with an eye to further analysis?

I have an old Mac formatted 1.44 MB floppy disk that I want to read in Ubuntu 18.04. When I tried to read it under Windows with the MacDisk app it says that the Mac volume header can't be found. I'm ...
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Disk image in read-only with persistent storage image

so i already know how to create and mount disk images but here is the example idea of what im looking for create a image (ext4) as DiskA.img, mount it, fill it with data, remount read-only i would ...
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Setup an FAT12 floppy image with MBR

I am following the BrokenThorn tutorial about OS development. Windows is used in the tutorial, but I decided to use Ubuntu, because the build process is better. Until now, I only had the program for ...
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How do I use an .img.xz file or get an .img file from it?

I have a file with an xz extension, ubuntu-19.10-preinstalled-server-arm64+raspi3.img.xz. How do you get the .img out of it? My goal is to flash the file on an SD card. I want to use www.etcher.io I ...
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Unable to Create Backup Image With Gnome-Disk-Utility

New to the forums and running 18.04. Probably a rookie mistake I am making, but scoured the forums and tutorials. The gnome-disk-utility tutorials are simple enough and appear to be working in the os ...
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how to truncate a disk image file of unused space without corrupting GPT partition table (end pointer)

Lots of info on taking a image of a disk and shrinking the root (bionic) filesystem partition and then truncating the image to remove the part that became free space. Like https://softwarebakery.com/...
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Need help decompiling .img file on Ubuntu to theme UI

Sorry if it's been asked before but I have this aftermarket digital cluster in my jeep and it runs some kind of Linux version in it. I was wondering if I could get some help in decompiling the update....
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How can I find all Ubuntu iso files and other images?

I think the standard web site for Ubuntu iso files is https://ubuntu.com/download But it is difficult to find some of the files that way. Please describe how to find all Ubuntu iso files and other ...
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Saving a disk image containing both Ubuntu and Windows partitions to an external hard drive

I want a disk image of my computer hard drive, with both Ubuntu 16.04 (three ext4 Linux partitions /home, / and /swap within an extended partition) and Windows (NTFS partitions). I have an external ...
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Hard disk space not liberated after sudo truncate

I made an image file of an SD card using dd. The image only took up 3 out of the SD card's 16 GB size, so after checking its size with fdisk, I used sudo truncate to decrease the image file size from ...
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Turn Old Laptops Into Kiosks

We have several old laptops (4-5 years) that were deployed with Windoze. I'd like to install Ubuntu on them and do something like this: Boot to a fresh install each time Restrict Chrome to only a ...
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Can rsync be faster when you are restoring a disk image?

I made a backup of my disks by using dd and now I want to restore it. But since most of the data has remained unchanged, I wonder if rsync backup.img /dev/sdX would help speed up the process or it ...
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How make snapshot of dedicated server?

What software or utility can help make a snapshot of a production Ubuntu system with all utilities and parameters? I would like to be able to simply restore this image with all data and statements, ...
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Convert installed system to PXE boot image

I've installed Ubuntu Server 16.04.6 onto a computer, customized it, and would like to take that installation (from a local 32GB mSATA drive; installed files use about 2.6GB) and convert it into an ...
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Users that aren't sudoers can't write SD images

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop. My son has a Raspberry Pi and uses my laptop to write SD card images as it had an integrated card reader. Whilst he can mount, format, read and write the cards ...
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“Re-size” the .img for smaller SD-card. How to SHRINK a bootable SD card image

Context I have a 16 GB SD card with a Linux based OS for a Raspberry Pi. Most of the space is empty. I want to share the SD .img with other people but if I use the command dd if=/dev/sdXX of=/home/...
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How can I duplicate my Ubuntu disk?

I have Ubuntu 18.04.3 on a mechanical 500 GB drive. I have added an SSD. I installed Ubuntu 18.04.3 on the SSD. The SSD is sda and the mechanical disk is sdb. Both disks have the same number of ...
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Problem making an image of a Windows-10 System partition with fsarchiver

I am using fsarchiver 0.8.4 (2018-02-19) on Xubuntu 16.04.6 LTS and I use it with the command sudo fsarchiver savefs -o -A -a -s2000 -v -x -Z10 ${DATEINAME} ${QUELLE} in order to make an image of ...
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Raspberry Pi Image on MAAS

MAAS: 2.6 I need to add cheaper solution as node to my infrastructure, there is a cheap resourceful option raspberry pi 4, So this is real case in real project! I need to add Raspberry Pi as node to ...
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Unable to boot after restoring disc image

I bought a new SSD and wanted to restore my previous ubuntu install. I used gnome's disk utility tool to create the image on an external hard drive. Once I was done installing Ubuntu through a live ...
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Creating .iso file - which uses only used disk space

We would like to create an image of one of our existing VMs (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS). The disk space of VM is 50GB. Used space is 8GB. When I am creating an .iso file of this VM, the size of the .iso ...
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Why did my download claim to only take 4.6 GB, and the file itself takes up 4.9 GB?

I am selling my old laptop and I want to put Windows 10 on it since it should sell better that way. I downloaded Windows 10 using the chromium web-browser and it said the file was only 4.6 GB. I have ...
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How to clone Ubuntu 18.04 drive to drive?

I recently upgraded my storage to a bigger nvme drive and I wanted to clone my existing drive on to it. I read suggestions about clonezilla (that didn't work for me) and using the dd command. I haven'...
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Identifying the file system of an img file and mount it

I have downloaded an SD image loader from nxp website. The name of the downloaded item is O8.1.0_1.4.0_ANDROID_TOOL_7ULP_GA (This is not an Android question btw). The image loaded on my SD is inside ...
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Use dd to back up?

If I use dd command make an img file to back up my disk when I am using Ubuntu Live USB, and than I format my disk. Can I restore my file from that img file? (including the data is not files)
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How to quickly browse through floppy image files

I know how to mоunt a floppy image, but I want to quickly browse trough many images in a rapid fashion. In Windows (with a Total Commander plugin) I can browse through archives as if they were ...
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How do I flash RasPlex to an SD card from Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm trying to install RasPlex for my Raspberry Pi 3. When I downloaded the file to flash, it came in a .bin file and the instructions are very weak. So I now have a .bin file and not a clue on how to ...
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Moving Ubuntu 18.04.1 OS from HDD to new SSD for faster boot [duplicate]

I want to move Ubuntu from my 2TB hard drive to a 512GB solid state drive to improve my boot speed. Ubuntu is the only OS I use. How can I achieve this?
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Install Ubuntu with current setup and apps to OS-free PC [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed, with some small apps and scripts running on it. I need to deploy this current setup to other PCs. Until now whenever I needed this setup I just installed it manually to other ...
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Creating a machine image that can work on 2 machines with different graphics cards

My scenario: I have two different Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machines. Both have NVidia GPUs. Both are Tesla cards with different architectures and require different drivers. Both have all drivers ...
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What are the main differences between a system snapshots (Timeshift) and partition images (saved as iso)?

Following comments under this answer of mine I became interested in the question whether the best option for me in order to back-up a system is a partition back-up as described at the linked answer or ...
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Ubuntu Core image for IoT2020

I want to install ubuntu core on a IoT2020 device (by Siemens) [1]. I couldn't find any Ubuntu Core images or Gadget Snaps for this device, but after a quick web search it seems I can create my own ...
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GNOME Disks and compress images

How can I create compressed images with GNOME Disks? If it is not possible, what do you suggest instead?
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Need to change permission so I can delete file in hard drive

I accidentally created, with Clonezilla, a disk image file into my Ubuntu hard drive (it's actually a folder with many files within). I have since learned how to use Clonezilla correctly and save ...
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Recovering NTFS filesystem from image

I have a WD Passport 1TB external hard drive that ddrescue managed to save 95% of before the drive stopped reading at all. The recovered data is stored as recovery.img. $ mmls recovery.img DOS ...
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dd doesn't work

I do $ df -h ... /dev/sdc1 1,5G 1,5G 0 100% /media/username/Ubuntu 17.04 amd64 $ umount /dev/sdc1 $ df -h ... #sdc1 now not listed $ sudo dd if=./memtest86-usb.img of=sdc 307200+0 ...
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How to create an Ubuntu distro from VirtualBox Ubuntu Image? [duplicate]

I have an UbuntuServer installed and filled with packages that I need, and it's ready for work. Can I make a distro from VirtualBox image of UbuntuServer in to .iso installable file with all the ...