Cloning my dual boot Ubuntu/Mac PC to another

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Dual booting
Ubuntu 10.04
HI, I have some computers which dual boots Ubuntu and Mac. I need to do the same in around 20 PCs again! How can I do using less resources and time? (All PCs are of the same configuration). All computers can be connected via LAN. I think Norton Ghost is not a solution.

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Hello J

Well, I think Clonezilla and FOG can both be a good solution for you:

They are both easy to use an free of charge ,-).


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  • Subhendu Sen
    U may try to use the option for installing Ubuntu on multiple computers by fully automatic installations. Generally, Ubuntu Installer supports automating installs via preconfiguration files. Though u mentioned here, the pcs have same conf, then u may simply use disk imaging programs for the same purpose. OR, Even u may set up Preboot Execution Environment / PXE install server with Ubuntu. It allows the client computers to boot & install from the distro over network, without need anything. May be there is another way to install from NFS server. For Mac, it may be possible, (though I am not sure) a trick called "Carbon Copy Cloner" & "Netrestore" that help to create master disk image of Mac and install on multiple computers over network.
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  • Jibin
    as i said i am dual booting pc with mac and ubuntu ,.,so i need an image for the exact PC (ie: with ubuntu and mac dual booting). i have seen the doc sin ubuntu forum regarding the fully automatic install.well, i am looking for an image creator ..something like ghost.. u recommend ghost >?? have u used it ??
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  • Rakei
    I Have tried Acronis True Image plus 2010. It may not be a free software but it does the job pretti well..
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  • Koohiisan
    I'll put in my vote for Clonezilla. I've never used FOG, but from the link Saturno provided it looks really good too.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Sorry, for my late reply. As last reply from u, it seems that, u want to create an image of Mac, and install on multiple computers with dual booting. Well, it is not possible to install both the OS simultaneously at the same time. Either u install Mac first, then go to install Ubuntu or vice versa. In this case, u have to change the lines in menu.lst. For Ubuntu, as I mentioned there r several methods, like "AutoInstall / Kick Start" (concept from Red Hat) or u go thru PXE or even u may create a NFS server to install Ubuntu on multiple pcs. This is safe and comfortable. As of my case, earlier I installed Linux (SuSE) on many computers at at time with same process. It helps to reduce ur time and resource also. Only Lan connection is required properly. And As the case of Mac, "Do u recommend ghost >??", My opinion is No. "Have u used it ??", No. Though I not use "CCC", but heard from one of my friend, that it is good for multiple installation of Mac. The CCC Web is here. This is not the only way, there r more.... instead of that, u may use DeopDmg, for the same. But it is not free ! OR, U may try for Netrestore / NetInstall And last, for Mac Recommendations and for creating Boot Image
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