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Old December 2, 2009, 04:05 PM
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it's not design to be user friendly.
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Old December 2, 2009, 04:54 PM
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You mean it's design to be user-hostile ?

I was just complaining at the lack of documentation of the project at the start of 2009. Even if you have a "not so user-friendly" software, that shouldn't stop you from documenting it. There's all kind of software that doesn't look user-friendly (take vim for example), but since they are well documented, you can get the knowledge you need to make them user-friendly.
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Old December 2, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Actually it's fair simple to use on Ntfs partition, Linux one is an other deal


It's a free open source software.... like many linux base utility, it's light and powerfull... don't expect a Graphic interface , I don't need it and it will be too long to load, It's free so don't ask for more... they have a donate paypal button on their website. may be if you send few $ 100 it will help to design something more friendly. I have no right to complain about something free... have you ever try an utility to reset the XP password ?
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Old December 2, 2009, 06:39 PM
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As a disclaimer, I do feel quite at home at a terminal whether it be linux/dos/whatever, but I found clonezilla very easy to understand way back the first time I used it. If you understand what you are doing when you clone a HD, I don't see how it could be too confusing.

Also, the most recent release prompts you with enough information at every step that an unfamiliar user should be able to figure it out.
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Old December 2, 2009, 07:25 PM
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I use partimage, free based on linux, but can work on all ntfs partitions. I use it to save my boot image (linux), and whenever I screw up the system, I would just load it back.
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Old December 3, 2009, 05:44 AM
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I'm also interested in this, instead of making another thread I'll ask here as well.

What software to use in order to go to a smaller drive from 500GB to a 150GB WD Raptor, this would be my first time doing anything like this, do they explain very well how to do it?
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Old December 3, 2009, 06:19 AM
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You will not be able to put 500 GB in 150 GB... you need a partition on your 500 GB that will fit on the 150 Gb


ex: 500 GB disk : C:\ 100 gb d:\ 400 GB you will be able to clone de c:\ to the 150 GB

or ... what is the free space in the 500 GB ?
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Old December 3, 2009, 08:53 AM
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If your current install in the 500GB HDD is less than 150 GB, then you need to shrink the partition to 150 GB or less and then save the image. I use gparted to shrink the partition, but it is a dangerous operation, so be warned,and backup before you do anything.
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Old December 3, 2009, 09:02 AM
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I like Paragon software, almost beat out Ghost as a full-time enterprise backup/imaging solution where I work. They have many products, great support, and extremely easy-to-use software.

PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning
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Old December 3, 2009, 09:43 AM
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i perfer acronis myself as well. but paragon is just as good too.
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