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Grub/dd/ghost imaging problem solved

With the helpful aid of the latest bootable DVD version of Knoppix and 
LinNeighborhood as part of Knoppix, I mounted the remote Windows share 
containing images, and ran dd with gzip and split of /dev/sda to the 
remote share.  Took a couple of hours, and several 2 Gig files were 
created.  To test a restore, I used a DOS disk with fdisk to fully remove 
the partitions, then fdisk /mbr to clear the master boot record, tested a 
boot off the hard drive - it was empty.  Started Knoppix again, remounted 
the remote directory via Lin Neigh. and restored via cat, gzip, and dd 

After three hours and a reboot, the split image successfully restored.
I would have tried partimage, but its web site claimed some potential 
problems with ntfs, and I know dd, cat, split, and gzip won't fail me, as 
they are common on most any linux system.

Thanks to all for the helpful insights.


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