DD not working--SUCCESS!
k5di at zianet.com
Sun Sep 2 11:11:00 UTC 2007
Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Sep 2007, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Here is my final paper on using dd. Feel free to shoot at it.
>> 8. Think of how dd works this way, dd see's the source partition as
>> just a pile of bytes.
> what is a "pile" of bytes?
>> 9. The default number of bytes per Block is defaulted to 150.
> only in your imagination, karl.
>> The info DD says
>> Set both input and output block sizes to BYTES. This makes `dd'
>> read and write BYTES per block, overriding any `ibs' and `obs'
>> So if in a hurry you can use bs=15000 which will be a good thing because the
>> IDE hard drive controllers are quite slow. So rather than sending just 150
>> bytes per change, you send 15,000. A transfer will look like:
>> # dd bs=15000 if=/dev/sda6 of=/dev/sdb5
>> I have not tried this. No reason to think it will not work.
> karl, why in god's name are you writing documentation ostensibly to
> help others do things that you haven't even verified yourself?
> please, karl, do everyone a favour, and stop trying to do them any
> more favours. all you're going to do is lead someone into doing
> something disastrously disastrous.
> and please, karl, for the last time, get a blog where you can publish
> all this incorrect and potentially damaging guidance. the amount of
> everyone's time you've wasted in "finally" producing documentation
> that is still incorrect is really quite breathtaking.
Thanks for your help rday.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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