Windoz disk copy tools

Jerry Feldman gaf at
Mon Feb 21 16:41:50 EST 2000

I asked a couple of people here, and they confirm that dd, tar or cp 
should be ok. I think dd would be most appropriate when the source and 
target partitions are the same size. The reason for the question goes 
back to DOS when the boot sector needed to know where msdos.sys 
and io.sys was. But, in the worst case, I have a Win95 and Win98 CD 
and boot floppies, so there should be no problem to make it bootable 

On 21 Feb 00, at 15:43, Derek Martin wrote:

> Yes, I believe you can do that with Linux too... use the dd command.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Associate Director
Boston Linux and Unix user group
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