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  1. there is a newer version of qemu y'know, but all and all, it's a good tutorial
  2. Ok I found a free solution for backing up your harddrives, and yes, you can backup NTFS partitions and write to NTFS partitions with this one. It's smaller than SysRescCD but in my opinion it is better. Here it is: Here is the command that I used to backup my partition: boot: insert lang=en 2 (this will start the linux live cd in text mode and it will use an english keyboard) mkdir /mnt/storage (create the directory storage in the directory /mnt) fdisk -l (this will list all of the partitions that you have available) ntfs-3g /dev/sda5 /mnt/storage (this is how you mount the NTFS partition that you are going to write to) partimage (this is the imaging program) -I selected the partition that I wanted to backup (in this case the Windows XP partition) -/mnt/storage/WinXPSP2 (this is what the image will be named, WinXPSP2, and it will be stored in the /mnt/storage directory) -F5 -F5 -Gave the image a description -F5 and voila, it started and finished correctly. no errors when writing to the ntfs drive, and no errors when reading from the NTFS drive that I was backing up in the first place. then when the program finishes, just do umount /mnt/storage and then press ctrl + alt + del to shutdown the PC. This live CD is now officially my windows backup and restoration CD
  3. yeah... I've heard of it... (linux-ntfs) the problem is that I don't really have the time or patience to modify the sysresccd to include that package... I got around to backing up my HD anyway, it's just that I had to back it up to an extra drive I had lying around here... Kind of annoying that I have to switch drives just to backup another... oh well... ... ... Just had a brain storm... SysRescCD has the freedos distro... does freedos include NTFS support? If it does than I can just make a boot disk or something with freedos and partition saving... I think...
  4. This is actually the old SavePart [save Partition] renamed to Partition Saving [very cool tool, BTW].Please note that the actual server is located at: - English [frames]: - English [no frames]: - French [frames]: - French [no frames]: is only a fake redirector, not a real domain name, resolves to . HTH eh... It's the way that I found it so... I was having a heck of a time trying to backup an NTFS partition with Windows XP to an NTFS partition with the SysRecCD... Apparantly Linux still doesn't have proper NTFS support... So I had to use an 8gb harddrive which I had lying around, reformat the thing in Fat32 and create the image file on that harddrive instead... Is there any way for me to make images of my NTFS harddrive to another NTFS drive? With free software?
  5. Here's another free disk imaging program...
  6. You could always use Qemu, with the KQemu acclerator which is open source and leaves even less footprints than Virtual PC. And if you don't like using command line tools you could always use QemuManager, which is a great windows frontend for Qemu. But anyway besides Qemu I also use the VMware player (along with VMmanager to generate the needed files to get started with the installation of a virtual machine in VMware player ) just to compare one with the other. Plus Qemu supports not just the x86 architecture but the x86_64, ARM, SPARC, SPARC64, PowerPC, PowerPC64, MIPS, m68k, and SH-4 each up to a certain extent of course. You can find the homepage for Qemu here: And for those of you who would like to try it out with the frontend: (I suggest downloading the complete package from there, the one that includes the frontend, qemu and the kqemu accelerator support) Oh and don't forget to download and install the KQemu accelerator from the Qemu website. And here is another site which will be helpful for ya: This site has updates for the windows version of qemu. Twords the end of the page they have a version of Qemu compiled for windows with numerous amounts of patches applied to fix and even give new functions to qemu. Cheers!
  7. I personally use Qemu (with the QemuManager frontend of course), I like it because it's fast, relatively small, and Open Source. What about you guys?
  8. OK then Well, yeah, the idea was to make the autopatcher installation smaller (basically this is the only fact that people complain about , although I think that the file size is alright, of course this is just my opinion...). If there is some sort of software that can detect which files (and registry entries if possible) are being installed on your computer in real time it would be easy to know which files are needed and which ones aren't... I think... Of course I'm not sure if the Internet Explorer installation installs certain files in certain situations or not... Or any other installation for that matter. Well if someone went to the trouble of creating a reduced DirectX installation package for W9x then someone might have already made a reduced package for Internet Explorer as well.
  9. I was about to ask something stupid... disregard this post... How do you delete posts here anyway?
  10. or you could make all of those extras just that... extras. If I recall correctly you can use extra modules with Autopatcher (the official ones for Windows 2000, XP, and 2003). Maybe you could add this type of support for this Autopatcher as well. I'm sure that everyone would be happy with that. Or you could just add all extras to a separate pack, Autopatcher Extra or something like that The difference between the extra modules and this idea is that this would be an all-in-one pack instead of separate modules for each extra. Just an idea though...
  11. well... sounds good enough for me. I'm not that advanced as to use the firewall to it's full capacity anyway I just hope that their antivirus stays up to date...
  12. Alright... I just only heard about these tools right now, and only because it was mentioned in a forum that I go to... It seems that this company, Comodo, has a series of internet security tools that they offer for free... I don't know if these tools are safe or not, or if they are any good... So... I was wondering if i could get some testimonials from some of the users from this forum. Has anyone ever used these tools? Mainly the Antivirus and FireWall. Are they any good?
  13. very nice. Exactly what I was looking for. especially this: which includes all of the files that I would need to do a full system restore
  14. is the windows me driver kit the same as the windows 98 driver kit?