[CALUG] Backup solution

Mark Parsons mark.parsons at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 10:55:52 CDT 2005

Would attaching a external hard disk via firewire or usb and booting
up to Knoppix and doing a dd of the laptop hard disk to the external
hard disk work ?

so for instance

dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/sda

This assumes hda is laptop hard disk and sda is external hard disk

Hope that helps,

On 10/24/05, Jason C. Miller <jason.c.miller at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys.  I just started a new job and have received my brand new (POS)
> laptop.  Anyway...they've given me the whole speal about how the
> filesystems have to be maintained perfectly and how the 9-gig restore
> partition can't be touched.
> Anyhoo, I'm dying to nuke this hard drive and make it my own.  Can
> anyone suggest a good (free/simple) way to image a hard drive that  has
> NTFS and 'Compaq Diagnostics' partitions on them so that I can restore
> the laptop to its pristine condition later?
> Thanks!
>                                                                -jason
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