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Re: DD not working--SUCCESS!



Chris Jones wrote:
On Saturday 1 September 2007 4:12:02 pm Karl Larsen wrote:
Les Mikesell wrote:
Karl Larsen wrote:
   If you want to copy something big from one partition to another
the old dd method is for you. You have to do it right. This means that:

1. The destination partition MUST be at least a byte larger than the
source partition where the data is coming from. This is essential!
This isn't true.  Can you explain why you think it is?
    Yes I can. My first try with dd I tried to put a 40GB partition into
a 20GB partition and dd errored out. Then I read man dd.

Erm, what. Please explain how the fact that you cannot squeeze a 40G partition into a 20G one, something I would have thought obvious, leads you to the conclusion that the destination has to be bigger than the source.
All this proves is 40 > 20 : hardly ground a breaking discovery...

For the record the destination has to be THE SAME size or bigger. There is no requirement (I am aware of) that it must be at least a byte bigger....

Chris

I think this is a stupid discussion. To you Chris, "How do you make sure the destination partition is EXACTLY equal in byte size to the source partition?".



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