Software :: Copy Os And Files To A New Bootable Hard Drive?

Jan 3, 2009

They filled up the hdd and need more space. I first considered just adding a slave drive, but thought it might be better just to copy all of the content from the old drive to the new drive. Then, make the new drive as the master and the old as a backed up copy slave drive.

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Software :: If I Dd Copy A Bootable Usb Drive To An Iso Will The Iso Be Bootable

Mar 23, 2011

If I dd copy a bootable usb drive to an iso will the iso be bootable?

I haven't tried it yet, but i'm going to. Heres the situation and tell me if I'm crazy.

I have several bootable CDs I use at work to do different things, so I went ahead and made a multi-boot usb stick with the isos on them and everything is golden. When i need something else, I am able to slap the ISO on the usb stick, edit the menu.lst and I'm good to go.

The problem is, for some of our equipment I have a bootable USB stick that I have to use. I tried copying the files on the bootable USB to my multi-boot usb and setup grub to boot it (which admittedly I'm no expert at), but have had no luck.

So now I'm thinking, I'll use dd to copy the bootable USB stick to an iso (using bs=2048) and then do my normal setup with an ISO and maybe it will work.

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Nov 20, 2010

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Aug 15, 2011

I would like to understand the following:

I have a Debian installation CD that I can boot from. Now I copied that to an USB-stick using dd

dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/dev/sdc bs=1M

The CD-image should contain a boot-sector and everything else that is needed for booting, yet the USB stick does not boot.

What am I missing - why does the stick not boot?

PS: I am not interested in tips on how to create a bootable stick, I only want to understand why the above method does not work.

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Aug 26, 2010

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- I tried Disk Utility to reformat the card as Master Boot Record and the volume as ext3 with flag set to Bootable and copied the files using cp in command line.

- I tried ISO Master & mkisofs to make an ISO that the USB thumb drive tools can use, but it wouldn't copy all the files. Looks like symbolic links either were ignored or couldn't find the source file with -f.

- I learned that I might need a boot partition with a boot image, which I think I have in initrd-2.6.14.7img, but I don't know how to do that. Do I also need a swap partition?

My updated goal: using the files from the flash card, make a bootable compact flash card with Fedora Core 3.

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Jun 23, 2010

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Feb 2, 2010

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Mar 5, 2010

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Dec 8, 2010

i have ubuntu 10.04 on a partition of a drive,

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Jan 9, 2011

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Jul 3, 2010

In my laptop I have a 200GB hard drive that is starting to make clicking and grinding noises and won't boot about every third try.

Code:
root@Frank2:/home/bruce# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

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Nov 26, 2010

I want to copy my home video DVD's to my hard drive and I want the format to be in an mpeg format (I suppose I should want mp4). The DVD's are in some sort of VOB, IFO format....or whatever they're called.There are many chapters on each of the DVD's and I want each of the individual chapters copied to the hard drive so I can rename the files something like, "fishing.mpeg" or "skiing.mpeg" and not some huge 3 gb file.

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