using dd for cloning
k5di at zianet.com
Sat Feb 9 16:14:43 UTC 2008
> I have just about given up with using various cloning programs in ubuntu
> and have just tried using the ' dd'
> command to copy partition to partition
> My UBUNTU is on partition sda2 and I'd like to clone it to sdc1 , a ext3
> formatted partition on an external hard drive.
Well you don't need to format sdc1 since dd brings over everything
including the format :-)
> I tried running: dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/dev/sdc1 bs=512
> I couldn't see any action except a constantly blinking mark.
It sounds like either /dev/sda2 or /dev/sdc1 or both do not exist.
> I waited
> for a minute or so and there was no change, just a blinking mark. I
> wasn't sure if this indicated that data was being transferred or not.
> Can someone get me on the right track with the ' dd ' command?
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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