I want create Image (why i am saying image is some one said to copy my entire fc6 OS to another hard disk first i want create image...! ) of my entire fedora core 6 ( OS ) and Copy to another Hard disk . is this possible if yes HOW?
IN a Simple manner i want to copy my fc6 to another hard disk without any installation?
You can do that using PartImage or Ghost4Linux.
PartImage creates bootable image and you can install that image on other disk easily.
Itś also possible to do it with dd.
can u please give me a link that i can download and use
what from dd ?
can u please give me step by step procedure how to use this?
because i am doing this first time and i dont want to crush anything.
If this would be your fist time using dd, then I would rather suggest using software that is made for cloning purposes.
dd is a bit streamer, which means it can read bits off a device and write what it read to another device or file (the image you wanted). But it can be dangerous (it does not forgive mistakes).
So, dd can be used to copy hard drive to a file, and then from file to another drive.
Generally you would do something like this:
1) Attach another (some external USB, etc.) drive where you want to save the file.
2) Then boot from some Live CD like Knoppix.
3) Mount attached drive with write permissions.
Create image (here I am ONLY using examples, so do not copy/paste it, or you may loose your data!)
dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/external_drive/FC6image
In the above command:
/dev/sda is your Fedora drive
/media/external_drive/ is where you mounted the temporary drive (to store image file).
FC6image is just a name of the image file (you can call it whatever you want).
4) Once image is created, unmount external drive and shutdown computer.
5) Remove original FC6 drive.
6) Attach new drive, and start computer with Knoppix again.
7) Mount external drive again
8) Copy image to the new drive (Iĺl call it /dev/sdd for the sake of example):
dd if=/media/external_drive/FC6image of=/dev/sdd
I have posted links of both PartImage and Ghost4Linux in my last post. I have used PartImage several times and it works pretty fine.
i understood what ur saying but i dont have any Live CD Knoppix.
i have a rescue cd redhat fc6...
and when i do df -h in command line i have like this
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 19G 5.5G 12G 32% /
/dev/hdb6 99M 11M 84M 12% /boot
tmpfs 244M 0 244M 0% /dev/shm
how much memory size need for that external USB ?