Copying a Hard Disk Containing Windows With Fedora

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Sun Mar 16 22:35:54 UTC 2008

Markus Kesaromous wrote:

> As I said, dd from one disk partition to another disk's 
> partition always yields about 25 MBytes/s. Whereas
> clonezilla took it 6 hours to clone 42 GB patition.
> This is NOT an issue of misconfiguration. How could you
> possibly misconfigure hard drives???

Agreed - there's not much to configure in clonezilla. But this slowness 
is not typical so it must be related to your hardware.

> Source drive is
> main drive and internal to the laptop.
> target drive is a usb2.0 HD (both drives are 7200rpm and udma 6).
> Albeit, on USB, udma6 is not operable as that is only applicable to
> drives on the EATA controller.

Are you sure your USB controller is 2.0 and recognized as such?  If you 
have another system with available space, you might try connecting via 
NFS, ssh, or samba to save an image copy, then restore it to the USB 
drive from a different machine.

> The version of clonezilla is whatever I found on the sourceforge
> just a couple of days ago.

The clonezilla OS is debian-based and might not recognize your hardware 
exactly the same as fedora does.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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