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Old 09-01-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
zaoka
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How to create image of NTFS drive?


Is there a Linux based tool that can create image of NTFS partition and save it as hidden partition on the same disk?

If so is it possible to install boot manager that will be able to restore that image on the same PC?

Something like Acronix True Image but Linux based to use for Windows systems....


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Old 09-01-2005, 05:28 PM   #2
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you can use the dd command to make a perfect image, and then later in linux overwrite the disk with the image...
run as root (DANGER, UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE DOING!)
e.g.

dd if=/dev/hda1 of=windows.img

to restore, you would do this:

dd if=windows.img of=/dev/hda1

that works for any FS type. I suggest you research this command and learn what it does before entering this command posted here. It will take forever if you have a huge drive (I will copy free space as well, as far as I know)
 
  


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