Lucid OEM install slow - possible to speed up the process?

J dreadpiratejeff at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 16:07:12 UTC 2010


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 11:35, lazer1 <lazer1 at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> On 28-Apr-10, Carsten Agger wrote:
>>Karl Larsen wrote:

>>Thanks! Do you know of any, i.e. a name? (Preferably free software)
>
> you can do sector copies of drives on Linux with shell commands:
>
> dd if=/dev/sda1 of=somefile
>
> that will copy the drive /dev/sda1 to a file somefile
>
> probably to copy one drive to another you do:
>
> dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sda2
>
> but try this out on a scratch machine in case it doesnt work.

that would work well if he was manually cloning one system to another,
but for the intended use the OP described, perhaps one of these would
be worth looking into:

http://www.clonezilla.org/
http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

and if you like just using dd:
http://www.backuphowto.info/linux-backup-hard-disk-clone-dd

Of course, googling for "Linux disk imaging" will yield all sorts of
hits, including those above and others that should give you something
to think about WRT cloning for production purposes.

Then again, in many cases, the drives are cloned before they are put
into the systems for shipping on a disk imaging system.  So that's
something else to look into.




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