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Hi, I have installed Puppy Linux on 2 GB DOM install (Full Install Method) and have done some customization. Now I want to duplicate this DOM to 10 other DOM. ...
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    Copying Linux installation


    Hi,

    I have installed Puppy Linux on 2 GB DOM install (Full Install Method) and have done some customization. Now I want to duplicate this DOM to 10 other DOM.

    What is the best method to duplicate the disk including MBR, partition table, Grub bootloader & whole linux file system.

    I have tried dd method to copy but the target disk is not booting.

    Ravi

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    Check out clonezilla

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    When you said you used the dd command to copy the disc, how EXACTLY did you do it (both to create copy, and to create new system disc)? I use dd or cat all the time to create bit-image files of my system disc, and restoring them to the same, or other disc, has never been a problem for me - I've been doing that for almost 10 years.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    a time ago, i used dd for clone windows vista partition, and restore it in a new hdd. in linux partition i never used it, but in windows works fine. (linux live cd rlz!!!).

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    Presuming that the partition size is adequate, this would work, except that you also need to install the grub bootloader mbr (master boot record). I assume you did create the partition first?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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