building 5 identical machines - how to clone the HDs?
I'm building 5 identical machines today. I'd rather not go through the process of installing linux, all the needed software, configuring the user accounts, etc. for each one. Can I just make one, then clone it's drive to all the others?
If so, can I just use dd & do:
dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb
Will that work? Will it copy all the patition tables, boot records, maintain permissions, etc?