Clone a Hard Drive Using an Ubuntu Live CD
Posted on: 06/09/2010 03:52 PM

Howtogeek posted a guide about cloning a hard drive using an Ubuntu Live CD

Clone a Hard Drive Using an Ubuntu Live CD

Whether you?re setting up multiple computers or doing a full backup, cloning hard drives is a common maintenance task. Don?t bother burning a new boot CD or paying for new software ? you can do it easily with your Ubuntu Live CD.
Not only can you do this with your Ubuntu Live CD, you can do it right out of the box ? no additional software needed! The program we?ll use is called dd, and it?s included with pretty much all Linux distributions. dd is a utility used to do low-level copying ? rather than working with files, it works directly on the raw data on a storage device.

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