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MisakixMikasa
Aug 21, 2013, 12:21 PM
Hello everyone:

Just wondering how could i do full back up and recovery on Ubuntu? Is it even possible?

P.S. I don't have Windows (I have no interest on install Windows on my PC) and I don't have Mac either.

pottyvick
Aug 21, 2013, 12:26 PM
Hello everyone:

Just wondering how could i do full back up and recovery on Ubuntu? Is it even possible?

P.S. I don't have Windows (I have no interest on install Windows on my PC) and I don't have Mac either.

Dont know if this works... i just found it with a quick search...

http://ipod.about.com/od/advanceditunesuse/f/Downloading-Itunes-For-Linux.htm

MisakixMikasa
Aug 21, 2013, 04:37 PM
Dont know if this works... i just found it with a quick search...

http://ipod.about.com/od/advanceditunesuse/f/Downloading-Itunes-For-Linux.htm

LOL... iTunes get installed, but the UI won't show up... it just a blank window. Hum...I think i need go grab Windows online and install it (and i won't tell you I am not going to pay for Windows)

Tamagotchi
Aug 22, 2013, 10:55 PM
Ubuntu user here.

The only way is to start a Windows virtual machine with Oracles Virtual Box. Then install iTunes in this virtual machine.

I don't recommend installing iTunes with wine as iTunes will not work / run.

------------------ EDIT ------------------
BTW, in case you try the virtual box method, there are 2 issues that I commonly encounter (you might encounter them as well, so I'll just drop them here):


1) After installing and trying to run a VM for the first time I get the following:

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.

Solution:

Close Virtual Box then run the following on terminal.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
Remove and reinstall dkms (will also remove virtualbox-dkms):

sudo apt-get remove dkms
sudo apt-get install dkms virtualbox-dkms
sudo modprobe vboxdrv

Then VirtualBox works. No computer reboot needed.

Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/205154/virtualbox-etc-init-d-vboxdrv-setup-issue


2) The VM will not recognize my internet.

Solution:

Close Virtual Box, then run this on terminal:

VBoxManage modifyvm "VM name" --natdnshostresolver1 on

Replace "VM name" with whatever your VM is named (for example, I named mine Windows 7).

Source: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=50387


BTW - For any questions you may have with Ubuntu you are better off checking Ubuntufoums and asking over there.

MisakixMikasa
Aug 22, 2013, 11:48 PM
Ubuntu user here.

The only way is to start a Windows virtual machine with Oracles Virtual Box. Then install iTunes in this virtual machine.

I don't recommend installing iTunes with wine as iTunes will not work / run.

------------------ EDIT ------------------
BTW, in case you try the virtual box method, there are 2 issues that I commonly encounter (you might encounter them as well, so I'll just drop them here):


1) After installing and trying to run a VM for the first time I get the following:

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.

Solution:

Close Virtual Box then run the following on terminal.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
Remove and reinstall dkms (will also remove virtualbox-dkms):

sudo apt-get remove dkms
sudo apt-get install dkms virtualbox-dkms
sudo modprobe vboxdrv

Then VirtualBox works. No computer reboot needed.

Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/205154/virtualbox-etc-init-d-vboxdrv-setup-issue


2) The VM will not recognize my internet.

Solution:

Close Virtual Box, then run this on terminal:

VBoxManage modifyvm "VM name" --natdnshostresolver1 on

Replace "VM name" with whatever your VM is named (for example, I named mine Windows 7).

Source: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=50387


BTW - For any questions you may have with Ubuntu you are better off checking Ubuntufoums and asking over there.

Thank you, problem solved. Very informative