Disk images with dd

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Wed Apr 12 16:00:04 UTC 2006

Hello all,

Alright, I've made an OEM installation I'm happy with. The next step is 
to make a disk image, and figure out how to apply it to other disks.

1) Make a disk image:
This is the easy part.

dd if=/dev/hda1 | gzip -c > ubuntu_oem.img.gz

2) Put the image into another hard disk.
This is the hard part.

gzip -c -d < ubuntu_oem.img.gz | dd of=/dev/hdb1

* What if the partition hdb1 is not identical to hda1?
* I still need to make the swap by hand with fdisk, right?
* What about the MBR in hdb? (remember, hdb is destined for another 


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