Topics about disk partitioning (fdisk, parted, gparted, partimage), Volumes Management (lvm, evms, dmraid), Storage, file systems, ...
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- Joined: 28 Dec 2009, 21:19
First of all, sorry if I sound a little bit noobish.
I have a crashed Ubuntu 9.10 EXT4 hard drive that I tried to copy some days ago by doing the ]dd if=/dev/sdX of=/dev/sdbY thingy. To be precise, I wrote
It proceeded to do nothing for the next 12 hours. Well, actually it did something, because the external hard drive is listed as EXT4 now, and I get the same error message as I get with the sda1 partition when I try to mount the external hard drive anywhere else than through sysresccd. What worries me is that I didn't get any message back in the terminal. Am I not supposed to get something that tells me when dd is finished? Even if I haven't gotten any message, can I assume that I have a full copy on the external hard drive?
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- Joined: 27 Dec 2009, 14:33
§ When finished, you get back to the prompt and it then write how many post and bytes it transfereed, time and speed.
§ To speed it up, you can have it operate in chunks;
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dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb1 BS=1M
§ To learn more about commands like this in general the methods are to in terminal type: