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Dean Wesley

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If I back up the entire content (about 10-12G) of my 80G H/D to a USB Ext Drive, will I be able to Boot and run from the external while I repair the 'C' Drive?
If I partution the 'C' Drive with the utility furnished by Knoppix and install Linux on the 2nd partition, will I be able to Back-up, and use, both OS from the Ext Drive?
Is there any danger of damaging WinXP when I partition the H/D?
Are there other factors involved with the alteration of two O/S and two H/D's from one laptop of which I should be aware?
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No, you cannot boot windows from a usb drive. The image file you create is not bootable anyway. What you do is install acronis; during the install process you will be prompted to create bootable media; do so. If you want to restore your system or you have to install a new hd, just boot with your bootable cd that you created. Select your image file on the usb drive and choose to restore. It really is that simple.

Acronis will "see" the linux partition and include that in the image.

There is always a chance of problems when you mess with partitions. The first thing you should do BEFORE you partition your disk is to make a backup of anything important. I have used acronis disk director many many times to create partitions on a disk that already had an os installed. I have never had a problem, however I still make a backup image FIRST.
 

Dean Wesley

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"Acronis will "see" the linux partition and include that in the image." I assume you mean the same image used to hold all the MS data, that it simply records everything from bothpartitions. Correct?
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You can choose to make an image of one file, one folder, a single partition or an entire drive; it is up to you. So if you include the linux partition, then yes it is included in the image file.
 
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