On May 03 at 14:11, "Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC" wrote: > I have a Windows machine that also has some linux partitions. lilo > is the main boot manager. Can I used dd from my freebsd box to > completely copy the whole disk, partition tables and all, to another > disk? The disk in the machine is starting to appear to be a little > flaky and I have another of the same mechanisms here and would like > to just basically clone the whole thing over. I seldom use the > machine but when I do need it I need it (tax time, an old website > that uses a specific windows tool for updating, etc)
I've done this and had success. You can boot the machine that you want to dupe with a live CD, then dd from the disk to either a file somewhere or straight to another disk, then you should be able to just boot from the new disk (the new disk must be >= the size of the old disk, people have said that the exact same size is required, but I haven't found that to be the case.) A couple other quick plugs, check out ddrecover if you have bad sectors. Last but not least, I've used netcat with success to do these dupes across a (secure) network. Mike _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"