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    Hey guys i want to know is there any software in windows for creating complete image of hard disk containing Linux(other than WinImage). I want exact copy of hard drive no loss of data.

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    Pretty easy to do with dd. Assuming the partition you want to copy is /dev/sda1:

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    dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/some/location/sda1_backup.img
    Make sure /dev/sda1 is not mounted.

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    Hey guys i dont want to mount my partitions.. Moreover there are 4-5 partitions,therefore i need a solution which clones complete hard disk just like winimage.And the software should be a windows based software..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pallav1234 View Post
    Hey guys i want to know is there any software in windows for creating complete image of hard disk containing Linux(other than WinImage). I want exact copy of hard drive no loss of data.
    Hello and welcome!

    The best Windows app that I've used for cloning is Acronis True Image, and it can easily clone and restore ext2/ext3 partitions. I personally prefer running it from the liveCD version.
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