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Old 03-16-2010, 06:00 AM   #1
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Bootable usb stick + dd


Hi, i have two usb sticks one at 8GB and one at 2GB. on my 8GB there is a 1.1GB of files that i need to clone to get my 2GB to work and boot as my 8GB. The biggest problem is how do i clone MBR? i know how to do it with dd but not when there is two different sizes.
if this is the problem. all i get at boot is GRUB nothing more, no menu or grub config screen. only the text "grub".

8GB usb stick with debian(1.1GB)
2GB usb stick empty

what i have done.

dd + no=trunc
dd files to image.dd
dd mbr
changed partition tables
dd only partition 1
and so on...

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:23 AM   #2
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Reduce the size of the partition on the 8GB stick to 2 GB
Then dd that partition to the 2GB stick
 
Old 03-17-2010, 02:18 AM   #3
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Reduce the size of the partition on the 8GB stick to 2 GB
Then dd that partition to the 2GB stick
i did 2gb and after that 1.5gb not working :S
 
Old 03-17-2010, 07:47 AM   #4
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what exactly does that mean ?
 
Old 03-17-2010, 08:25 AM   #5
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what exactly does that mean ?
That i reduced first partition to 2GB and it failed and after that 1.5GB and it failed ... all i got at boot is grub nothing more only thoese four letters.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 08:45 AM   #6
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It failed

What is IT ?
 
Old 03-17-2010, 09:08 AM   #7
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I believe he means it failed to boot with the cloned drive.
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.. all i got at boot is grub nothing more only thoese four letters.
Which four letters? G-R-U-B? is it a blank grub screen?
 
  


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