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[ale] "Ghosting" a Windows Machine Using Linux CD



I've done this with DD but you have to make sure your replacement disk
is identicle to the original.  "SHOULD" work with ntfs as well.

Thus spake Jeff Hubbs (hbbs at comcast.net):

> Is it possible to make a recoverable "disk image" of a Windows machine
> using a bootable Linux CD along the lines of Knoppix?  The process would
> basically be:
> 
> 1.  Boot Linux CD in source machine
> 2.  Mount NFS or SMB share
> 3.  Execute magic incantation; disk data flies to mounted share
> 
> Then, the reverse process:
> 
> 1.  Boot Linux CD in target machine
> 2.  Mount NFS or SMB share
> 3.  Execute magic incantation; disk data flies from share to target 
>     machine's disk drive
> 4.  Target machine boots wo WinXX and looks/acts like the source machine
> 
> I expect that the disk drives of the source and target machines won't be
> the same but that all other hardware/peripherals will be. 
> 
> - Jeff
> 
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