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Old 09-13-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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Using Linux LiveCD + External HD To Recover A Windows ISO


I've tried a lot of Googling, but maybe I just fail at the internet...

So here is what I'm contemplating trying.

Copying the Windows drive:

## Mount the internal HD from the live CD.
mount -t ntfs /dev/xxx /mnt/windows -o ro

## Use mkisofs to create the ISO and store it on the external drive.
mkisofs -o /mnt/externaldrive /mnt/windows

That's the easy part. But in the case of say a hard drive failure and I want to replace the image on a new hard drive how could I go about that appropriately?

I'm sure I would have to recreate the MBR, would I be able to use GRUB or LILO to boot into Windows? Also how would I appropriately write the ISO to the internal hard drive?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Ofcourse you can use lilo or grub to boot windows
 
Old 09-13-2009, 03:06 PM   #3
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Further Googling led me to this.

http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...hreadid=134457

This turned out to be exactly what I was looking for and skips my whole dumb idea of copying it as an ISO.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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Is that what you're looking for ?

btw, if your problem is solved, please mark it as solved
 
Old 09-13-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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Thanks Jerry.
 
  


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