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Re: cloning a boot partition



> karlp ourldsfamily com wrote:
>>>karlp ourldsfamily com wrote:
>>>
>>>>>karlp ourldsfamily com wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>>On 6/16/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht gmail com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>I've
>>>>>>>>just unpacked a little EIDE to USB adapter device that is supposed
>>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>>allow me to attach a raw EDIE drive to the system as a USB drive.
>>>>>>>>(We'll see if it works in 20 minutes!) ;-) Anyway, I expect that
>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>EIDE drive will be /dev/hda and the USB drive with be /dev/sda.
>>>>>>>> Would
>>>>>>>>something like this work?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/sda
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Unfortunately it appears that this little USB to EIDE adapter I got
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>from Newegg doesn't work. (Or the drive is bad which seems unlikely)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812156001
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>It appears to me that the issue is USB 2.0, which probably isn't
>>>>>>backward
>>>>>>compatible to USB 1.1, which I'd bet you need in order to get it to
>>>>>>work.
>>>>>
>>>>>Uh, USB2.0 will run USB1.1 devices if that's what you mean.  Note that
>>>>>olders computers can't boot USB devices unless a BIOS update has been
>>>>>performed.  Also, USB hard disks show up as SCSI (just like just about
>>>>>everything else that isn't IDE/EIDE/ATA).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>I beg to differ. Here at work, we install quite a few USB devices and
>>>>have
>>>>too many problems installing USB2.0 devices on PCs with USB1.1
>>>>ports/drivers. Yes, USB2.0 is backward compatible, however, USB1.1
>>>> isn't
>>>>forward compatible and on drives we've installed that are addressed to
>>>>USB2.0 and larger than about 64MB addressable memory, we have
>>>>significant
>>>>problems.
>>>
>>>If you read what I wrote, I said "USB2.0 will run USB1.1 devices".  I
>>>said nothing about 1.1 running 2.0 devices, which it obviously can't.
>>
>>
>> Hey, I had a senior moment... I'm 50 now. Aren't I entitled? Okay, I
>> don't
>> believe in entitlements. Now what? Senility?
>
> Well, I'm 47.  "Growing old ain't for sissies!"  --Bette Davis

Bette Davis was right. My daughter calls me an old FART, an acronym for
Fathers Against Raising Teenagers.
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