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Old 01-03-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy Method to discovering blocks

I am very new to linux. What are the commands i can use to see the blocks of a specific partition. Someone suggested dd, but i am not able to understand how to do this. Help will be very much appreciated.. thanks
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:47 PM   #3
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oops! i didnt notice that.. sorry abt it.. was in a hurry :-)
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Have you read "man dd" ?

I would suggest getting comfortable with the command line in general before playing with dd or other dangerous tools. One typo can do HUGE damage.

Search this forum with "dd" and you should find an awesome tutorial on dd.
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What Are You Trying To Do?

I guess you could use dd to read specific sectors of the disc and write it to a file which you could then look at, but I don't think that's what you're trying to do. dd may not be the solution in this case. Could you provide a little more background on the problem you're trying to solve?
Old 01-04-2006, 11:27 AM   #6
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I am actually looking for source code for a function that can show how the system is partioned, and how i can access the volumes. i need to understand this for doing a block by block copy.


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