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Command line to clone disk? COMMAND line; NOT 3rd party app.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by TRS-80 vet, Apr 3, 2011.

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  1. TRS-80 vet

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    Anybody know the command to copy a disk? Like Linux = cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb , or dd xyz -> xyx

    What's the Windows command line syntax for this copy task?
     
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    Why not use Linux comand line syntax from a LiveCD to carry out the work you want to in a Windows PC? In Windows Command Prompt syntax, copy c:\*.* d:\ should in theory work (where D: is the target drive) but I'm unconvinced a drive could copy itself so you'd ne3ed to slave the original and rarget drives.

    All this presupposes a clone is as simple as a copy.
     
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    Linux environment is how I usually do this, but for some reason, the partitions aren't mounting/reading properly (input/output error)...
     
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