On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 20:08:43 -0600 (MDT)
Warren Block <wbl...@wonkity.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Sep 2009, RW wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 02:22:31 +0200
> > Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote:
> >
> >> doing 1:1 copies with dd is always possible and will
> >> keep content identically; remember to copy the MBR separately
> >> with bs=512 and count=1 from the /dev/ad{source} device.
> >
> > Why?
> 
> Because it contains the partition table.

Right, but why separately, rather than with the rest of the disk? 

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