Various questions, please assist

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Chad, May 2, 2007.

  1. Chad

    Chad New Member

    #1

    I am using desktop version of Ubuntu FF 7.0.4

    How do I do a full o/s snapshot backup to CD or DVD? I could not find this feature at all.

    #2

    How do I upgrade my hardware drivers in Ubuntu 7, and yet how do I know IF I need to upgrade? I'm specifically referring to network, graphics. Sound is not working (5.1) via my SB Live 24 bit external, as dozens others are having this issue here

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=402650
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=419166

    For one thing, my display is not as bright in linux as it is in Vista. Not sure why.

    My networking always shows up as "restricted driver".

    Also, any way to do a complete Ubuntu system snapshot even if it is only a small partition created in Vista? For example, in Vista you can do the whole computer snapshot which I've done, took 2 DVD's. I'd like to do the same only on the Ubuntu partition. If possible, would I be able to restore that snapshot and entirely wiping out any current partitions on my laptop?

    Specs:
    Sony Vaio FE770G Laptop
    Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz
    2GB Memory
    Creative Soundblaster Live! 24-bit External USB
    Intel 945GM / 950 Chipset (graphics)
    Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    15.4" Widescreen (1280x800)
    Intellipoint Wireless Laser 6000 Mouse
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    These tutorials might be interesting for you: http://www.howtoforge.com/creating_dd_images_with_air
    http://www.howtoforge.com/back_up_restore_harddrives_partitions_with_ghost4linux
    http://www.howtoforge.com/howto_linux_systemimager
    http://www.howtoforge.com/dedicated_server_backup_restore_systemimager
     

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