Cloning a disk pt2

ashw ashw at
Fri Oct 15 00:40:21 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-10-14 at 17:14 -0500, Ash Wyllie wrote:
> Luis Paulo opined
> >btw, what is "pt2"?
> I started another "clone a disk" thread last week. this is the follow up.
Here is the results of the suggested test

ubuntu at ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk /dev/sda1
Device contains neither a valid DOS partition table, nor Sun, SGI or OSF
Building a new DOS disklabel with disk identifier 0x79fa7ec8.
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
After that, of course, the previous content won't be recoverable.

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 14222.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be corrected by

Command (m for help): q

The disk in question is the internal boot disk, running the current
version of Ubuntu 9.


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