Tuesday, November 3, 2009


  1. I didn't understand a term you used, could you clarify ____?
Here are a few of the terms that i've used that could clarify what I'm talking about.

GUI(Graphical User Interface) -This is what Windows and OS X are. They are a graphical representation of the information stored on a computer, and applications that you use. Most users are familiar with GUI's and don't realize that everything down to a click is multiple commands to the computer to create another image.

Live CD- This is a CD that has a bootable program on it. Clonezilla and GParted are programs that are bootable from CD, and as such are called Live CD's.

Hard Drive- This is the area in a computer that stores all of the information on your computer. If something is running, it is taken from the hard drive, and placed in the RAM, which is sorta like our Short Term Memory vs our long term memory which would be a representation of a hard drive.

FAT32- This is a filing system that windows uses to allow the computer to understand where files begin on a hard drive and where files end. NTSF is almost always a superior filing system, but wasn't introduced till after FAT32.

Gb(Gigabyte)- A gigabyte is a unit of measurement of data which is approximately 1000 Megabytes, which is approximately 1,000,000 KiloBytes, which is approximately 1,000,000,000 bytes. A byte is 8 zeroes and ones that are put together to form a piece of data. This allows for 256 different representations from one byte. So a Gigabyte is approximately 8,000,000,000 zeroes and ones. A lot of information right? Not today considering some programs are 3-5 Gb in size, and a HD movie is 4Gb, and sometimes larger.

Linux - Linux the term used for any program that uses the linux kernal. A kernal is the base that any program is written on, so that the computer can understand the code.

Source Code- The code before the program was compiled and linked into a program.

Compiled- This is the process of the computer changing all the programming language into computer code. This is the step before the linker puts the correct code into the program so that the computer knows what to do with the code so it can execute the program.

GNU- This is in reference to the GNU Public License which Copy-Lefts the program, and makes it free to everyone, and open source so it can continue to be developed.

Copy-Lefting - This is the opposite of Copy Righting, where a program is free for all to use, and continue to develop so long as they keep their program free and open source.

2. Ok, so how do i use Clonezilla?
A Step by step guide would be redundant because clonezilla has instructions for every step of the way. If you need specific help with a problem you have encountered, you can talk with the community that built it here.

And just to be nice, here is a video if you need a hand to walk you though it.

3. I have further Questions...
You can contact me by dropping an email at Warhero89@gmail.com. I will most likely leave a post about it so the same question isn't asked twice.


  1. Nicely done! I missed the FAQ's (#2) my first time through however, maybe you could increase the font and add FAQ's to the item to better identify it.