Patrick Siglin poison at
Fri Mar 3 05:26:21 UTC 2006

Thank you everyone. Now I know there are several options I can try to do this.

poison at

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From: "Michael R. Head" <burner at>
To: ubuntu-users at
Sent: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 22:28:00 -0500
Subject: Re: ghost

> On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 19:16 -0600, Patrick Siglin wrote:
> > Does anyone know if ghost would work to image drive to drive? I currently 
> > have an 8 gig drive in my ubuntu box and decided I liked it so much I 
> > to put it on a bigger drive.
> At one point, I got two Thinkpad T22s. One for my girlfriend, one 
> for my sister. This was last summer, so I put Ubuntu 5.04 on one of 
> them, customized it by setting up some icons on the desktop and 
> adding a few extra applications. When I was done, I took the Ubuntu 
> 5.04 Live CD, inserted it in both laptops and booted them. Once I 
> was in the Live CD, I installed the nbd-server and -client packages. 
> I did a dd if=/dev/nbd of=/dev/hda (or something like that), and 
> copied everything over bitwise. Once copied, I booted the newly 
> imaged machine and twiddled the user name and hostname and was all 
> done.
> Very fun and educational, but slow because it copied all the empty 
> bits, too, rather than compressing them out.
> Not quite what you asked for, but I thought I'd share.
> mike
> > 
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