|Carlos Konstanski on 17 Aug 2005 17:16:01 -0000|
You don't want to use dd unless you are copying between 2 IDENTICAL drives. By identical, I mean the same number of blocks. Not all 80GB drives have exactly 76067775 blocks, for example.
The reason for this need for identical size is that dd will copy everything, including the partition table. If you copy an 80GB drive to a 160GB drive with dd, you will end up with a drive that thinks it's 80GB in size, and the other 80GB will be inaccessible.
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