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Any good software to image A drive? Answered

I need to: Low level, Image a 3GB drive with BeOS installed on it, with, Of course, BeFS. Some programs don't work, as the unknown filesystem does not register a drive in windows, and they seem to be too high level. I want to completely image a drive, connected to my laptop via a USB HDD reading thingy, The boot sector, all the files, and everything. Any suggestions to good(free) software that can easily low level image a drive? Thanks ~ReCreate

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frollard (author)2009-10-01

I would think partitionmagic could do it - but not in vista of course. If you are stuck with vista - grab a partitionmagic boot disk. I can't be sure, (only thing I'm sure of is that it must exist but I don't know about it) that a bootable ubuntu linux distro would have the tools necessary to see and image the drive.

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ReCreate (author)frollard2009-10-01

Last time i checked, i don't think it could do it...

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frollard (author)ReCreate2009-10-01

durn... hmmm, I can't think of any others - perhaps norton ghost, or acronis disk tools.

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ReCreate (author)frollard2009-10-02

Ok...Well thanks anyways...

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gmxx (author)2009-10-01

i would make a linux boot disc. install BeFS drivers, and use a linux based cloning tool.

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ReCreate (author)gmxx2009-10-01
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gmxx (author)ReCreate2009-10-01

should be. you might have to use a different usb key to make aa boot drive but yes.

http://befs-driver.sourceforge.net/

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gmxx (author)ReCreate2009-10-01

does that lead you in the right direction?

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ReCreate (author)gmxx2009-10-01

Eh...i don't really need to image the drive anymore...Thanks anyways...

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siliconghost (author)2009-10-01

Here is a great article on how to do it using dd (already on your system):

http://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/best_method_clone_beos_drive

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ecknight6754 (author)2009-10-01

what manufacture is the hdd most companies have a llf tool in their downloads section

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Re-design (author)2009-10-01

Try this. The report is good. I've never used it though. And it's free.

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ReCreate (author)Re-design2009-10-01

They all seem to be too high level, can only clone windows drives...

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