Re: How to savely copy a disk?
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On 18 Nov 1999, Martyn Pearce wrote:
> Peter Weiss writes:
> | Hello,
> | my harddisk is on the edge (still dma/ irq errors). Is there an easy way
> | to copy all partitions (Vfat WinNT/ Debian Linux/ Linux Swap) to new one
> | without reinstalling all things?
> dd --- diskdump --- is what you want. Byte for byte copying.
AFAIK dd can make the copied data useless, when the target hd isn't
identicaly to the source hd (and with identicaly I mean it: same geometry
and partitioned in the exact same way).
ext2 partitions can easyly moved along with tar, and for swap partitions
it makes no sense to copy them.
vfat/winNT partitions seem to me mor tricky (I've never did that)
If Windows is the answer, can we please have the problem back?
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