Question about ghosting my CE before I install Linux

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Question about ghosting my CE before I install Linux

Postby plane_crazy » Sun May 24, 2009 5:18 am

Used Angrymeat's excellent tutorial and "gifts" to image my flash drive. It is creating the image now.

In ghost I went to the options and chose "Image All". Was that correct? Should I have chosen to image the boot sector as well with "Image Boot" or is that captured with the "All" switch? I really don't want to lose the Windows CE.

Also ghost is telling me it will take 5.5 hrs to make the image. Is that normal? I have never used ghost before. ???

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Re: Question about ghosting my CE before I install Linux

Postby quotaholic » Sun May 24, 2009 7:08 am

Cant help you on ghost but dd will also work. I would recommend using the Slax 6.1.1 image to boot to. Follow Volkswagners post on this tool and instead of moving a image in to the dt we will move the contents of hda to a portable drive.

Volkswagners post:

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Check your disks:

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fdisk -l

Select the flash drive (in linux its hda1)

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dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/sda1/wince-backup.dd

The above command lost the "1" on hda as we want the whole drive instead of the first partition on that drive. Again yours may have multiple partitions and may not be "hda" but this method would work in your situation. The files that dd writes are raw images.
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