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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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Re: Run Image for Windows on Linux

Postby Yottabytes » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:28 am

OK. I know this post is old but I think I have IFL installed correctly in Deepin (at least I can see the IFW interface),

However, I can't browse any of my mounted NTFS drives. Program says: "No usable HD found! Press Enter again and try in a few seconds." I also tried the command "sudo adduser user disk" but that didn't work either.
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Re: Run Image for Windows on Linux

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:35 pm

Run 'groups' to check if the user actually got added to the disk group. Note that you'll need to log out and back in or restart for the change to take affect.

You can also try running IFL using sudo. For example: sudo ./imagel
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