[ILUG] hard disk imaging
chris.higgins at horizon.ie
Fri Sep 21 12:43:25 IST 2001
> Hi all,
> I'd like to make a copy (image) of a hard disk (10GB) running RH Linux
> and transfer it to a new hard drive. What's the best way of doing this?
> I've heard of Norton Ghost and Drive Image to create an image of the
> original disk, but these have to be bought.
The short answer to your question is 'dd'
The long answer, involves loads of questions relating to
hardware config on old and new machines, manufacturers of
both hard drives, exact models of both drives.. and
your general intent...
dd may help if old/new are identical, it may not work if
old/new are different (even in subtle and seemingly
What exactly are you planning ?
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