disk cloning with gparted live cd and dd command

  • download gparted live cd from http://gparted.org/download.php and burd cd
  • start pc with generated live cd
  • attach usb hd
  • mount usb hd with
    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media
  • detect latest sector to clone using
    sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
  • launch clone process using
    sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/disk_clone.img count=<end sector of latest partition to clone>

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