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Installing IFL to Ubuntu GUI Desktop

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:48 pm
by timg11
I'm familiar with booting to IFL from removable media, but I'm wondering how to install IFL into a Ubuntu 16.04 32-bit desktop environment.
"I looked in the Ubuntu software center, but it did not find "Image for Linux" Nothing found searching for Terabyte, either.
I didn't find any KB's on this topic.

Is there a command of the form "sudo apt-get install ImageForLinux"?

Re: Installing IFL to Ubuntu GUI Desktop

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:21 pm
by Brian K
timg11 wrote:
> I'm familiar with booting to IFL from removable media, but I'm wondering
> how to install IFL into a Ubuntu 16.04 32-bit desktop environment.

timg11,

See the readme.txt in the downloaded IFL GUI.

Re: Installing IFL to Ubuntu GUI Desktop

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:14 am
by timg11
For anyone else looking for this information, here is the relevant part of readme.txt:

Setting up the IFL directory on a Linux distribution
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
IFL can be set up on a Linux distribution by following these steps:

- Extract the IFL zip archive in a directory of your choice on a Linux
partition (not FAT/FAT32 or NTFS). This ensures that no problems with
file permissions or upper/lower case will be encountered.

- Open a terminal window (such as an xterm) and change to the directory
that the archive was extracted to (the IFL directory).

- Become root

- From the IFL directory, run the command './setup' from the prompt. The
setup script will do the following:

- Prompt you to enter your product key (registered version only).

- Present a menu to optionally select Restore Disc settings for restore
discs created from the Linux distrubution.

- Offer the option to select an IFL language version other than English

- Extract the IFL program (imagel) from iflnet.iso, and set up the IFL
directory so that bootable restore discs can be created when running
the IFL program from the Linux distribution.

- Once setup has completed, the IFL program can be started by typing the
command './imagel' at the prompt.

- To create an IFL CD/DVD boot disc, burn the file iflnet.iso to CD/DVD
using the burner software of your choice (such as K3b).

- Note that the setup script can be run again to change settings, or
enter/correct the product key.


I downloaded "Image for Linux V3.06a" GUI Version. and followed the steps above.
I saw a message about creating a "non network version" which seems odd.
when I select the drive to back up from it says "No Usable HD Found"
I don't see a functionality like PHYlock or VSS, so it can't be used for a single-partition system.

Unless there is another technique I'm missing, it appears that IFL is not really usable from within the Ubuntu desktop environment, the way that IFW can be used from a running Windows.
Perhaps the only purpose for providing a desktop install for Linux would be to backup partitions or drives other than the system drive?

Re: Installing IFL to Ubuntu GUI Desktop

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:14 am
by TeraByte Support(PP)
The partition(s) being backed up shouldn't be mounted. You could back up other unmounted partitions (like data partitions, other OS partitions, etc.).

The message about the non-network versions is just that it's setting it up so you have the choice to create either type of media (network or non-network).

See KB 567 for the "No Usable HD Found" issue:
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=567

You can also add IFL to the GRUB menu so it's an option to boot (makeGRUB script):
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=586

Re: Installing IFL to Ubuntu GUI Desktop

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:29 am
by timg11
I followed the procedure for installing IFL in GRUB.
I don't get any GRUB menu, though. Does that require BIBM to be installed to get the GRUB menu?
I was able to use the "restart to IFL" script that was installed to reach IFL for backup.

Re: Installing IFL to Ubuntu GUI Desktop

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:15 pm
by TeraByte Support(PP)
There is a section at the very end of the KB article that deals with unhiding the GRUB menu. For example, you could specify the following in your /etc/default/grub file for a 10 second countdown:

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=false
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10