Ubuntu Desktop Family Notes
UEFI and BIOS (Legacy) mode are both supported with BackupEDGE on the listed distributions.
Root / SUDO Must Be Used
BackupEDGE must have access to all system information. You must log in as root (or sudo -s) to administer and use BackupEDGE.
BackupEDGE uses the Ncurses version 5 libraries. Before installing, please run the following command:
# apt install libncurses5
Then re-try the installation.
Using a Swap File instead of a Swap Device
Recent Ubuntu-based distributions default to using
/swapfile, a real file, as opposed to the regular
/dev/swap device node and disk partition. This file should be excluded from bit-level verification by adding
Encrypted System Drives / Partitions
Encrypted operating system drives / filesystems are not supported by RecoverEDGE.
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Desktop
is unused and non-functional, but prevents the successful creation of RecoverEDGE media/images. It (ipod-set-info) must be removed, i.e moved out of /usr/lib/udev, before attempting to create boot media or images. It may be put back after media/image creation.