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Scripting CloneZilla

I freely admit I borrowed a lot of this from other sources, but here’s my spin on it.

First of all, CloneZilla uses a “squashfs” file system. Basically, a highly compressed OS partition & thats how they get it to fit in such a small space.  You need to unsquash it. You will need a linux system (for this and other things). Open package manager and you will need to tell it that it’s Ok to install from 3rd party sources – if I jog my memory, I’ll post how. Now search for squashfs-tools, and install it.

The next step is to unsquash the file system, so you can add stuff to it. I worked from a USB thumb drive that I had already installed clonezilla to. So, in my case, I opened a terminal,  then cd /media/Clonezilla/live…  your path will vary, but the important part is that it is in the “live” folder on the thumb drive.

Make a copy of the existing filesystem.squashfs, then run this command: sudo unsquashfs -f ./filesystem.squashfs  It will basically unsquash the file system.



Ok, I give up. Let me know if you get it to work. I get a kernel panic when I boot to the re-squashed system.


Posted February 13, 2011 by mmdmurphy in freeware, Linux, Mac, tips, windows

Mac Tip – TinkerTool allows access to additional settings in Mac OSX

Posted November 11, 2010 by mmdmurphy in Mac

Mac utilities

HimmelBar is a Mac OS X application.

HimmelBar provides an icon in the menu bar to quickly access your installed applications by scanning standard locations such as local, user, network and developer applications. You can also add a custom location such as the Classic Applications folder, or any other folder of your hard disk that contains applications.

Dell Vostro 1500 Apple Macbook
Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 Intel Core2 Duo
Front side bus frequency: 533 MHz, 667 MHz and 800 MHz 1066MHz frontside bus
2 GHz 2.4GHz
7.3 lb 4.7 lbs
15.4 in 13.3 in
nVidia GeForce 8400M GS NVIDIA GeForce 320M
160 GB 250GB
Built-in Bluetooth wireless Built-in Bluetooth wireless
webcam and omnidirectional microphone webcam and omnidirectional microphone

Posted October 8, 2010 by mmdmurphy in Linux, Mac, tips

Garmin Forerunner and Mac OSX – shareware – Paid

Posted June 15, 2010 by mmdmurphy in Garmin, Mac