[svlug] Another patented newbie question!
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Fri Apr 13 23:32:02 PDT 2001
on Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 10:10:51PM -0700, Terry Egan (tegan at ix.netcom.com) wrote:
> Hi all,
> For some time now, I've been using a product called 'DriveImage'
> to restore my windoze system when it screws up. No doubt many of you are
> familiar with it. Would 'tar' with some particular option(s) be an equvilent
> for Lunix?
More likely 'dd'.
Depends on what you want. I don't do Windows, so I may not be the right
person to ask about this...
My understanding is that there are certain bits of the Legacy MS Windows
filesystem that essentially need to be where they're at. The way to do
this is to, as DriveImage's name suggests, image the drive. The
GNU/Linux way to do this is 'dd'. Assuming Win lives on /dev/hda1:
$ dd if=/dev/hda1 bs=1024 of=/some/path/windrive.img
You could use tar if the only thing you wanted was to be able to recover
files from the partition. But it's likely that system files, the OS
kernel itself, etc., need to be on particular sectors. That's what dd
will do for you.
Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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