[K12OSN] OT: Using tar on win98 clients

cliebow cliebow at downeast.net
Tue Oct 26 21:15:00 UTC 2004

cant you just dd? ive dd'ed 40 gig drives before...chuck

On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 15:51, Henry Burroughs wrote:
> I know this is a bit off topic, but I'm doing the ever necessary task
> of ghosting.  I would be using partimage (and I was), except some of
> the hard disks are different sizes (and partimage doesn't support
> shrinking).  I'm using a knoppix cd  (3.4 i think).
> I'm trying tar (trying to keep it simple), and when I restore the
> image onto a fresh drive, it still won't boot properly (I'm even using
> msdos fdisk /mbr to reset the MBR).  So the MBR is in place, it just
> doesn't want to load from there.  Any suggestions or hints?  THanks.
> Basically, my requirements are a imaging program (or tar) that handles
> restoring to smaller drives (of course, big enough for the actual
> data).
> I've spent waaaay too much time trying to get this monster to work.
> Henry 
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