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Hey everyone!

I'm looking at partitioning my Hard Drive, and putting Ubuntu on the other partition. Ubuntu comes with a partitioning utility upon installing, but if something goes wrong and I lose something important, I don't want to be hosed. So what can I use (freeware, hopefully) to clone or create an image of my hard drive that I can store on another hard drive (storage only)? And will that same perfect utility be able to restore that image onto my Hard Drive, essentially restoring my HD to the pre-Ubuntu state?

:) Thanks in advance!

-Steven T.
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Hi Steven

If you would like to skirt the imaging issues and yet dabble with other operating systems,
you might want to have a look at VirtualBox http://www.virtualbox.org/

VirtualBox gives you - free of charge - the opportunity to create as many virtual machines
as your free diskspace allows.

Of course there is a slight performance impact compared to a native installation, however
the benefits of a VM far outweigh this for testing purposes.

see more here: http://fileforum.bet...ws/1172769426/1


As for imaging software, have a look at Drive Snapshot http://www.drivesnap...de/en/index.htm
It is not freeware though, however the author lets you test drive a fully working copy for 30 days.

Cheers
Armin
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