using dd to clone windows XP drives
jason.sheets at hp.com
Fri Nov 5 15:45:45 PST 2004
We haven't used dd directly but have used g4u.
g4u ("ghost for unix") is a boot-floppy/CD that allows one to easily
clone PC hard disks by using FTP. This is often done to deploy a common
setup on a number of PCs. The floppy/CD offers two functions: it uploads
the compressed image of a local hard disk to an FTP server, and then it
can retrieve that image via FTP, uncompress it, and write it back to
disk. Network configuration is fetched via DHCP. As the hard disk is
processed as an image, any filesystem and operating system can be
deployed using g4u. Easy cloning of local disks as well as partitions is
On Fri, 2004-11-05 at 16:25, NiY wrote:
> Has anyone succesfully cloned a windows XP hard drive with dd? I heard
> there were problems specifically with XP drives, that they required a
> drive ID number to be changed or something silly like that.
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