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27th January 2005, 05:38 AM
Linux has some great partition tools, rescure tools, cloning tools and Qtparted is one of them (http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/) I like a lot.

You can find qtparted rpm's here: http://rpm.pbone.net/ . You need 2 dependecies which you can download from pbone too:
A) jfsutils
B) xfsprogs

NOTE: all packages must according to your fedora version. And if you are using dag's repository you can install it via yum:
yum install qtpartedall dependencies needed will be installed. QTparted is located >system tools >qtparted when launched you will need to enter root's password.


If you want to clone a complete hard drive this will serve you well HDclone. (http://www.miray.de/download/sat.hdclone.html) I was able to clone a fc3 installation without problems.

And if you need a different tool for repairing your system and your data after a crash system rescue cd ( http://www.sysresccd.org/index.en.php) will do the job.

Another great tool for antivirus is clamav (http://www.clamav.net/3rdparty.html) which also has a gui tool. You can also install clamav from dag's repository:
yum install clamav and to scan entire drive drive included mounted fat32 and ntfs partition run this command:
clamscan -v -r /
Need a firewall? Firestarter (http://www.fs-security.com/) is a great tool to stay safe as you navigate.

Want to wipe out or erase an entire drive? use POWERMAX (http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/Maxtor/menuitem.3c67e325e0a6b1f6294198b091346068/?channelpath=/en_us/Support/Software%20Downloads/ATA%20Hard%20Drives&downloadID=22)
from maxtor.com. It will re-write your hard drive to zeros by doing a low level format (I use the quick low level format).

If you have any other tools that may help us in fedora please feel free to reply.

Void Main
27th January 2005, 05:59 AM
Or if you happen to use Dag Wieer's apt repositories all you have to do to install qtparted is:

atp-get install qtparted

"partimage" is also a good partition imaging tool if you are in to that. It also will back up partitions across a network to another machine running partimage. Again using Dag's apt:

apt-get install partimage

The KNOPPIX CD also includes this which is good because you can boot from CD and back up a machines partitions over the network to a server. partimage supports ext2fs, ext3fs, fat16, fat32, hfs, hpfs, jfs, ntfs, reiserfs, ufs, xfs and is licensed under the GPL.

27th January 2005, 07:30 AM
QTParted is great app, but I like GParted better :) because it's gtk2
I think there is no rpm for gparted yet, but you can install from source.
-glibmm-2.X.X, glibmm-devel-2.X.X
-libsigc++-2.X.X, libsigc++-devel-2.X.X
-gtkmm2-2.4.X, gtkmm2-devel-2.4.X

And you are all set to compile :)

27th January 2005, 12:43 PM
thanks for theses links imdeemvp

27th January 2005, 08:02 PM
Update clamav antivirus tool added.