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What is the Difference Between Image for DOS and Image for Linux?

Image for Linux is essentially an adaptation of Image for DOS that is designed to run on the Linux operating system.  If you are familiar with Image for DOS, you will find Image for Linux to be quite similar in appearance and function.  The primary differences that you will encounter are:

  • The hard drives and CD/DVD devices are listed somewhat differently in the menus.

  • You may need to mount and unmount partitions and network drives to save, restore, and validate images.

Another thing to be aware of is that with Image for DOS, it's the Image for DOS program itself that manages devices.  With Image for Linux, by contrast, devices are handled by Linux drivers.

Image backups created by Image for DOS can be restored using Image for Linux, and vice-versa, provided each product is of the same major version number (e.g. Image for DOS V2 and Image for Linux V2).


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