General installation information:
Partimage is only available for linux. If you don't have linux installed on your computer, you can use it by booting a system rescue disk such as SystemRescueCd. If you already have linux installed on your system, it's recommended to install partimage using the package management system that comes with your linux distribution.
General download information:
Warning: You should download partimage with wget. That's a very simple and reliable download tool. Just type "wget -c address" in a console. If there is a problem with the download, just run the same command again with option -c, and it will continue. Wget was developed for linux, but there is also a win32 version of wget. Here is the direct download link.
You can download source code to compile, but some libraries are required: Partition Image uses several free libraries to work. These libraries must be installed on your system. The best way to get them, if you don't have them already installed (many of them are in standard installations), is to download and compile the source code.
Using partimage from a livecd is the easiest way to use it. If your system needs to be restored, running partimage from the hard disk is not possible. The best livecd for Partimage is SystemRescueCd because it's created by a member of the partimage project, and this CDRom contains a lot of great recovery software.
Of course, if your are a debian or gentoo user, the best way to install partimage is apt-get install partimage or emerge partimage.
Download most recent stable version:
|Stable:||Source code (tar.bz2 format)|
|partimage-0.6.9.tar.bz2 (651 KB)|
|Stable:||Bootable CD-Rom image with partimage|
|SystemRescueCd (450 MB)|
Partimage depends on several libraries that have to be installed before you can compile partimage. Of course, you also need developement tools, such as gcc and make:
- http://fedorahosted.org/newt newt (work: semi-graphical interface)
- http://www.zlib.net zlib (gzip compression)
- http://www.bzip.org bzip2 (bz2 compression)
- http://www.oberhumer.com/opensource/lzo/ lzo (lzo compression, for partimage 0.7.x only)
- http://www.s-lang.org/ slang (required for newt)
- http://www.openssl.org/ OpenSSL (required only for version newer than 0.5.4)
- http://mcrypt.hellug.gr/lib/index.html Mcrypt (required only for versions 0.7.x)
How to compile partimage from sources:
Once you have downloaded partimage-x.y.z.tar.bz2, you must uncompress and compile:
- Here is how to uncompress the sources:
tar xfjp partimage-x.y.z.tar.bz2
- Now, you must compile:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install
You may have problems. For example, if a library is missing, the configure script will stop and tell you the problem.