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Re: moving windows (moving way OT)

On Saturday 02 February 2002 11:44 am, Carel Fellinger wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 02, 2002 at 07:40:49PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> > > > > Is it possible to restore a windows partition from tar?
> > >
> > > Not quite. I think he wants to know if he can use the standard GNU
> > > tools to do a backup of his or his other's Windows installation and so
> > > save $$$ on buying Norton Ghost.
> >
> > okay. well then:
> ...usefull commands snipped
> > no need for tar. you'd want tar if you want to save the data on the
> > partition rather than imaging the partition.
> be ware, a Windows install writes bits and peaces at specific places on
> the disk and expects to find those at those places.  Unfortunately some
> of those places are remembered as disk addresses rather then as file/dir
> names.  So simply untarring a previous installed Windows won't do, atleast
> that's what I understood of it.

i've worked around that in the past by defragmenting the windon't partition.

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