Let's assume that :
- Your destination partition table is correctly defined
- Sizes of
sdc5 matches (otherwise it would not make sense, or you will need to run
gparted to resize the filesystem if
sda5 is smaller than
You will probably want to copy just the first 440 bytes of the MBR since the partition table is whithin the MBR sector (see wikipedia entries (en) or (fr) with
dd command examples).
dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdc bs=1 count=440
gparted allows you to easily and quickly copy data between partitions since it analyzes filesystems and only copies the bytes needed, so I would recommend gparted against
The only exception would be in the case you want to recover a broken drive, in that case I would recommend you to extract data with
dd_rescue which is more resilient to errors than
dd, probably faster, too.