Re: muLinux base floppy image and DOS tools

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 12:42:11 CEST

On Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 08:59:42AM +0200, Jef Knoors nicely wrote:
> I would like to make a raw image of my harddisk (the first 300Mb) is that
> possible with
> "dd if=/dev/hda1 bs=1024k count=300000 of=/tmp/myfile"
> or am I mistaken ? (I don't dear to try and lose all information)
> Jef

dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/tmp/myfile does the work, without specifying size.
I also, in the past, copied a disk from a machine A to another disk
in a machine B, using ethernet connection and two muLinux:

machine A:

        # dd if=/dev/hda1 | nc -l -p 5555

machine B:

        # nc A-IP-ADDRESS 5555 > /dev/hda2

You see, I use netcat "nc" listening to TCP port 5555. In this
way I transfered Win98 via network.


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