Can I just dd an Ubuntu 11.04 mini.iso to an usb flashdrive an boot from it? or what am I missing?
I recently realized we can use cat as much as dd, and it's actually faster than dd I know that dd was useful in dealing with tapes where block size actually mattered in correctness, not just ...
dd can write repeating \0 bytes to a file very fast, but it can't write repeating arbitary strings. Is there a bash-shell method to write repeating arbitary strings equally as fast as 'dd' (including ...
I've not used dd all that much, but so far it's not failed me yet. Right now, I've had a dd going for over 12 hours - I'm writing an image back to the disk it came from - and I'm getting a little ...
On occasion I've seen comments online along the lines of "make sure you set 'bs=' because the default value will take too long," and my own extremely-unscientific experiences of, "well that seemed to ...
Today I had to remove the first 1131 bytes from an 800MB mixed text / binary file, a filtered subversion dump I'm hacking for a new repository. What's the best way to do this? To start with I tried ...
I know very well what the command does, but man dd, info dd tell me: 'Convert and copy a file', as does GNU Coreutils. Google says its an abbreviation of everything between medicine and bad webchat ...
I have a bash script that creates some file using dd. The problem is dd throws a great amount of output that is going to mess with the output of my script. Searching around I've found a solution: dd ...
An external 3½" HDD seems to be in danger of failing — it's making ticking sounds when idle. I've acquired a replacement drive, and want to know the best strategy to get the data off of the dubious ...
I am using an ubuntu live cd to help me recover some data off of a hard drive. I used lshw -C disk to find out which device I need to copy, /dev/sda in this case. I am using ddrescue -n to try and ...
I used dd to backup a 80GB drive dd if=/dev/sdb of=~/sdb.img Now I need to access some files on that drive, but I don't want to copy the ".img" back over the drive. mount ~/sdb.img /mnt/sdb ...