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If you're absolutely sure that the end of the last partition fits on the target drive, you can copy the drive wholesale. Don't use dd, which is slower (unless used with additional options, and not always even then) and more error-prone; simply use cat. cat /dev/sdc >/dev/sdz Replace /dev/sdz by the proper path to the drive that you want to overwrite. ...


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You can use dd to create copies of the partitions and not of all the device. dd if=/dev/sad1 of=/tmp/boot.img dd if=/dev/sad2 of=/tmp/root.img As for Q2b: I did this several times, never had a problem, but still this is not recommended.


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For what it concerns Ubuntu you can search to follow what in Portable installed system that boots in UEFI as well as BIOS mode. You can find instructions on how to make an installed system (typically in a USB pendrive) that works with UEFI and BIOS, and is small enough to work in an undersized 8 GB pendrive (7.8 GB). So in a 16 it will be large ;-) The ...


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I think you have misunderstood something. What zimage commonly refers to is the compiled linux kernel, so this sounds like a boot partition. But that does not need to be very big at all. Looking at this, it seems that the beaglebone (and I presume the BBB) uses a (small) VFAT partition to boot from. This seems like a common ARM SOC methodology; it will ...


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The SD card is not necessary visible as /dev/mmcblk*. Another possibility is /dev/sd*. You can find name the either by looking into the dmesg output. Other way is to eject card, type ls /dev, insert card, do ls /dev again and find the difference.



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