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Run Image for Windows on Linux

Postby Yottabytes » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:45 pm

I dual boot Windows 8 and Linux, is there a way to install or run the Linux version of Image for Window in an installed version of Linux without the boot disk? i.e., as an installed app on Linux?
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Re: Run Image for Windows on Linux

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:24 pm

You can usually run IFL in a Linux installation. Basically, unzip the IFL download and run the "./setup" script. You'll probably also need to add some libs and add the user to the disk group. These links should help:

https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto ... _linux.htm
https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=566
https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=567

Note that you shouldn't make backup images of any partitions that are mounted by Linux (unmount them first).
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Re: Run Image for Windows on Linux

Postby Yottabytes » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:01 am

Thanks for the links that I totally overlooked.

...Well...I thought it was installed (I'm using Deepin distro) but after executing the command ./imagel I got the following error message:

"error while loading shared libraries: libXft.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
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Re: Run Image for Windows on Linux

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:16 am

Can you provide the distro's details? Version, 32/64-bit, uname -a output, for example. The lib names may be different or sometimes not available. Also the newer ones are dropping a lot of them from the base installs so you have to hunt for them.
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Re: Run Image for Windows on Linux

Postby TeraByte Support » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:17 pm

> Note that you shouldn't make backup images of any partitions that are
> mounted by Linux (unmount them first).

For more advanced Linux users:

To be complete, you can create a snap shot of LVM's volumes and back up that
snapshot. however each snapshot is like it's own drive so one a time
instead of everything at once; also restoring one using that method mean you
have to restore back to an LVM you create yourself if you want it back as an
LVM and not a normal partition.



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Re: Run Image for Windows on Linux

Postby Yottabytes » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:44 pm

I am running Deepin 15.8, 64-bit
Linux PC-NAMEOMITTED 4.15.0-29deepin-generic #31 SMP Fri Jul 27 07:12:08 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

EDIT: I'm using this setup so that I can boot to Linux and run IFL to restore a Windows partition faster than using the recovery disk. Not using it for backing up Linux.
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Re: Run Image for Windows on Linux

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:07 am

Not sure which commands you ran already, but these should let it run:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 libjpeg62-turbo:i386 libxext6:i386 libxft2:i386 libxinerama1:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32ncursesw5 libxcursor1:i386 libpng12-0:i386
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