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May 18th, 2007

I'm trying to duplicate a usb drive I installed debian. To do so, I'm using the dd function, and I'm actually doing it from the Mac OS X command line.

dd bs=512 if=/dev/disk3 conv=sync,noerror of= ./usb_debian.img

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The final code and output:

dd bs=512 if=/dev/disk3 conv=sync,noerror of=usb_debian.img

1981440+0 records in

1981440+0 records out

1014497280 bytes transferred in 710.232612 secs (1428401 bytes/sec)

AWESOME! I just transferred the image to a new, different USB stick, plugged it into an HP t5135, and it booted! That rocks.

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