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Re: How to copy NTFS partition?



On 6/5/05, Steve Snyder <swsnyder insightbb com> wrote:
> When FC4 is released I'm going to replace my hard disk in the course of
> upgrading my OS.  Moving/upgrading the ext3/ReiserFS partitions is easy,
> but I also have Win2K installed on one of the partitions.
> 
> Is there a way using Linux utilities to copy the NTFS partion from one
> hard disk to another?  The partition size will stay the same but the
> postion on the disks will be different.

I've never done this, but you could try taking a binary snapshot of
the partition using "dd", then creating the corresponding partition on
the target disk and restoring the snapshot using "dd" again, something
like:

0. NTFS partition to be copied is /dev/hdaX
1. dd if=/dev/hdaX of=/path/to/snapshot
2. fdisk the new disk NTFS target partition as /dev/hdaY
3. dd if=/path/to/snapshot of=/dev/hdaY


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