[sclug] Ghost HDD

Steve lohapuk at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 09:07:22 UTC 2011

If the partition isn't mounted it could work perfectly and that's how we
deploy windows system at the day job.

On 26/07/11 10:05, tom.ashley at gmail.com wrote:
> In my experience, a dd of an ntfs partition goes horribly wrong. You need to use ntfsclone.
> The best tool to use, for a little automation, is clonezilla. It will guide you through and help you only take the partition you want.
> ------Original Message------
> From: Steve
> Sender: sclug-bounces at sclug.org.uk
> To: Matt Cox
> Cc: sclug at sclug.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [sclug] Ghost HDD
> Sent: 26 Jul 2011 10:01 AM
> 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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