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 +====== Real to Virtual Machine with SystemRescueCD ======
  
 +These instructions describe how to backup a real machine and restore it on a VMWare virtual machine using SystemRescueCD and partimage.
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 +===== Create the SystemRescueCD =====
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 +First, download the SystemRescueCD ISO from www.sysresccd.org and burn it onto a CD.  These instructions are based on version 0.4.2.
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 +===== Preparing to Backup =====
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 +Before you start the backup process, you need to decide //where// you will backup.  ​
 +
 +In my case, I plan to install VMWare on the same hardware, then restore the "old machine"​ as a VM on that hardware. ​ This will allow me to continue using my old system, until I've converted everything to the new system. ​ So, I used parted to re-size my current partition, and create a new one where I'll store the backup (and the VM when I'm done).
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 +===== Backup the Real Machine =====
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 +Now, we need to backup the real machine.
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