A question about dd

Eric Oyen eric.oyen at icloud.com
Fri Sep 18 05:34:39 UTC 2015

dd makes a bite for byte copy. it also does so in oder from beginning to end. as for repairing a damaged boot record, there are other utilities that can handle that. I don't have their names handy at the moment but will dig them up.


On Sep 17, 2015, at 8:47 PM, Anders Holmberg wrote:

> Hi!
> Does the dd command do a sector by sector copying of a harddisk?
> If so then one can do a backup of for example a windows partition with a damaged bootsector?
> Thanks.
> /A
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