Originally Posted by jiml8
dd is a wonderful tool for corrupting filesystems.
for instance dd if=/dev/random of=/my/output/device seek=someoffsetvalue
will make a real mess, particularly if the offset is into the filesystem header.
Hey thanks for the idea, I did this:
>sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb1 skip=0 count=9000 bs=4096
For reiserfsck they are now identically corrupted. According to what I've read today, I think I copied the superblock, the journal and some of the data... and only took 1 minute. It's going to save me 2h59min per disk.