How To Install partimage on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install partimage on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update partimage.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install partimage

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is partimage and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install partimage on Ubuntu 21.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install partimage using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install partimage using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install partimage

Install partimage using apt

Because partimage is available in Ubuntu 21.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install partimage using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install partimage

Install partimage using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install partimage by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install partimage

How to upgrade (update) a single package partimage using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the partimage, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install partimage

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall partimage from Ubuntu 21.04

To uninstall only the partimage package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove partimage

Uninstall partimage and all its dependencies

To uninstall partimage and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove partimage

Remove partimage with all configurations and data

To remove partimage configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge partimage

Remove partimage completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to partimage package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge partimage

Extra info and code examples

Partition Image is a partition imaging utility. It has support for the following file systems: * Ext2/3, the Linux standard * ReiserFS, a journalised and powerful file system * FAT16/32, DOS and Windows file systems * HPFS, IBM OS/2 file system * JFS, journalised file system, from IBM, used on AIX * XFS, another journalised and efficient file system, from SGI, used on Irix * UFS (beta), Unix file system * HFS (beta), MacOS File system * NTFS (experimental), Windows NT, 2000 and XP Only used blocks are copied and stored into an image file. The image file can be compressed in the GZIP/BZIP2 formats to save disk space, and split into multiple files to be copied onto removable media (ZIP for example), burned on a CD-R, etc. This makes it possible to save a full Linux/Windows system with a single operation. In case of a problem (virus, crash, error, etc.), you just have to restore, and after several minutes, your entire system is restored (boot, files, etc.), and fully working. This is very useful when installing the same software on many machines: just install one of them, create an image, and restore the image on all other machines.

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Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install partimage using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the partimage from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install partimage on CentOS 8

How To Install partimage on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install partimage on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install partimage on Fedora 34

How To Install partimage on Debian 11

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