[sclug] Ghost HDD

Steve lohapuk at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 09:01:40 UTC 2011

Basically the easiest way is to boot into a live cd and do a
dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/usbdrive/hd.img .
This will take a copy of the hard drive and copy to external disk.

On 26/07/11 09:58, Matt Cox wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I have a Pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium laptop for which I am planning to free up some of the disk to make a partition for a Mint install.
> Since I don't have the install media I'd like to ghost the resized win 7 partition in case of mishaps. It would also have the advantage of keeping all my installed software in one disk image.
> Has anyone got any experience doing this and are there any recommended ghost utilities?
> Many thanks,
> Matt.

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