cloning a boot partition

Kim johansen at
Thu Jun 16 20:11:39 UTC 2005

On 6/16/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at> wrote:
> Hi,
>    What tools do people find most simple/fast/fool-proof for cloning a
> drive, and expecially cloning a boot partition? I've got a small
> system with an 8GB drive but only about 2.5GB on the system. There is
> a boot partition, swap and root. I'd like to clone this drive three
> times to larger 80GB drives.

You can use dd, feks:
$ dd if=/dev/hda of=image_hda.iso

and move this image to the new harddisk, importing it with:
$ cat image_hda.iso > /dev/hda

i have never tryed it, but i think it gonna work, but, somthing you
need to think about, the partitions will have the same size.

Kim Johansen at

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