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restoring dcfldd image. Windows XP restore, hopefully.

Posted: 03 Nov 2009, 14:28
by buggz
I made an image of of my laptop HDD using dcfldd:
dcfldd if=/dev/sda2 of=/mnt/SAVE/sda2.dd conv=noerror,sync hashwindow=0 hashlog=/mnt/SAVE/sda2.md5sum.txt errlog=dcfldd-sda2-error.log
I wish to restore this image to a new HDD.
I'm guessing the partition will have to EXACTLY the same size?
I'm hoping I can format, partition, load XP to an excat partition size, and then overwrite the partition w/ this image data.
Is this going to work?
I should I be saving in a different method?
The HDD is intact, mountable via XP in an external enclosure, and mountable read-only via systemrescuecd 1.3.1.