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Hi, I have a laptop set up with dual boot (grub), with Windows XP Pro and Fedora core 4 (with LVM) on two partitions on an 80Gig drive. My question ...
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    Cloning a dual boot system using dd


    Hi,

    I have a laptop set up with dual boot (grub), with Windows XP Pro and Fedora
    core 4 (with LVM) on two partitions on an 80Gig drive.
    My question is, can I use Knoppix to clone the entire drive to an external USB
    drive, using dd, and expect to recover the entire original disk as is, from the
    clone onto a new disk, if necessary?
    If there are any recommendations on the best way to achieve this sort of a
    cloned backup arrangement, whereby I can get back the exact environment
    that was cloned/backed up, please let me know.

    regards,
    John

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    for cloning or in other words, creating an image, PartImage is a best option.




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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    for cloning or in other words, creating an image, PartImage is a best option.




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    Thanks, devils_casper, for the suggestion. Does Partimage make an exact
    copy, like dd? I'm concerned about recovering both the WIndows and the
    Linux portions exactly as they are at the time of the cloning.

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    yes ! it will create an exact copy. i used it to copy a working OS and installed that on several machines having same configuration.... check its home page !




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