[clug] Hints on where to look for using Linux to take Windows drive images (poor man's ghost)

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Jul 2 02:03:36 GMT 2008

Before I go searching the Web, I was wondering if anyone could point me
to a recipe for backing up/restoring Windows partitions using linux and
possibly 'dd'.

My current distro of choice is Ubuntu.

Does anyone do this using an external USB HDD?

I was thinking of booting off a Live-CD if I couldn't boot off the USB-HDD.

Want a way to revert a Windows install easily - i.e. revert a partition.
Sorta 'Poor Man's Ghost'.

I don't know if Vista or WIn-XP might complain.
Thinking it shouldn't violate the licences - but others on this list
know about this stuff.

I have a cousin in QLD who's PC literate that's asked the question, and
I wrote what I hoped would be a recipe, but think this is something that
must be commonly done.

Thanks in Advance.


Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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