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I use both CloneZilla and Back In Time to do system and data back-ups respectively. The advantage of CloneZilla over built-in tools like dd is that it uses its own partclone which creates very small images (it recognizes sparse files, can use a number of compression utilities, ...) and falls back to ddrescue which allows reading of damaged hard drives! ...


You can use some recovery distribution, try to choose from this link for example. I'm personally using SystemRescueCD, but I have install it on the USB stick. I think, that other distros can be installed on USB stick, too. Please check it on the projects' websites.


If your openSUSE boots to a blank screen with cursor, you may still be able to login to tty1 (CTRL+ALT+F1) and copy data with command line tools.


Since sda5 and sda7 are not contiguous you cannot combine them if they are not under LMV or something similar. Since sda7 is so much larger, the quickest solutions would be to just copy the files from sda5 to sda7 and mount sda7 where you used to mount sda5. If sda5 is not a partition you boot from that should be relatively straightforward. Alternatively ...


The c in the first column of the ls output means this is a character device file. It is not a regular file and it doesn't really have "contents". When you open and read from a regular file, the kernel runs standard code that fetches the file's data from your hard drive (or similar storage). But when you access a device file, the kernel runs code (the ...


Solution was to create the image in the openSUSE VM using SUSE Studio Image Writer, instead of ImageUSB, as the Windows program does not appear to image the ISO correctly. SUSE Studio Image Writer created a clean openSUSE installation and booted to it without issue.


The file you need to make or edit is called ifcfg <interface>, where <interface> could be e.g. eth0 or eth1. On Freebsd and Debian I used :ifconfig <interface> <ip address> <netmask> and it worked please try it.


I don't really understand, but : modprobe nf_conntrack_pptp and opening VPN via the GUI, instead of terminal, does the job :-/

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