Fedora 22 installation on UEFI backup question

asked 2015-05-26 09:39:13 -0500

megh gravatar image

I have read the wiki https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Unifie... but I have a question.

I have a Lenovo Ideapad z510 coming with Windows 8.1 preinstalled.

How can I back up my current windows so that if anything goes wrong I don't damage my licensed windows?

I have Fedora on another computer so I can use Linux utilities.

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Well, backup depend on you manufacture normally they have a method to do a backup for those partitions, another way will be if you can another disk is to use dd tool to create a backup.

But in your case get into windows defrag the hard drive, shrink you windows partition and then you will have a space to install Fedora, you can run Fedora from it, and in any case you can always boot from windows.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-05-26 09:42:55 -0500 )edit

Lenovo provides one key recovery but that does/cannot work after deleting recovery partition. I want a solution which can backup to external hdd and recover exactly like that

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2015-05-27 02:01:18 -0500 )edit

In that case us dd to backup all your drive to another drive.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-05-27 10:19:50 -0500 )edit

But dd backups unused blocks as well, I have only 1TB external HDD containing data and my internal HDD is also 1TB. Other tools?

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2015-05-27 14:58:56 -0500 )edit