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Questions tagged [disk-image]

Questions surrounding the creation and use of disk images (created via dd, ddrescue, or other means)

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Moving Ubuntu 18.04.1 OS from HDD to new SSD for faster boot [duplicate]

I want to move Ubuntu from my 2TB hard drive to a 512GB solid state drive to improve my boot speed. Ubuntu is the only OS I use. How can I achieve this?
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Install Ubuntu with current setup and apps to OS-free PC [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed, with some small apps and scripts running on it. I need to deploy this current setup to other PCs. Until now whenever I needed this setup I just installed it manually to other ...
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Use VirtualBox to copy all information on partitions to virtual disks?

I need to copy all the information from the physical disk partitions to virtual machine files to make use of the information inside VirtualBox. I plan to do this using the command: VBoxManage ...
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Creating a machine image that can work on 2 machines with different graphics cards

My scenario: I have two different Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machines. Both have NVidia GPUs. Both are Tesla cards with different architectures and require different drivers. Both have all drivers ...
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How to mount a clone of Android filesystem .img in Ubuntu?

I was able (after many hours) to make a clone of my android internal filesystem using ADB on my Galaxy S6 which is not rooted, running stock ROM, and a screen that the touch functions stopped working ...
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What are the main differences between a system snapshots (Timeshift) and partition images (saved as iso)?

Following comments under this answer of mine I became interested in the question whether the best option for me in order to back-up a system is a partition back-up as described at the linked answer or ...
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Ubuntu Core image for IoT2020

I want to install ubuntu core on a IoT2020 device (by Siemens) [1]. I couldn't find any Ubuntu Core images or Gadget Snaps for this device, but after a quick web search it seems I can create my own ...
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GNOME Disks and compress images

How I create compress images with GNOME Disks? If i can't, How I will suggest that to them?
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Need to change permission so I can delete file in hard drive

I accidentally created, with Clonezilla, a disk image file into my Ubuntu hard drive (it's actually a folder with many files within). I have since learned how to use Clonezilla correctly and save ...
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Hdd image format raw\dd write on hdd disk [duplicate]

I have hdd image format raw|dd. Can i write this image on hdd disk. That md5 image = md5 written hard disk?
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Recovering NTFS filesystem from image

I have a WD Passport 1TB external hard drive that ddrescue managed to save 95% of before the drive stopped reading at all. The recovered data is stored as recovery.img. $ mmls recovery.img DOS ...
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dd doesn't work

I do $ df -h ... /dev/sdc1 1,5G 1,5G 0 100% /media/username/Ubuntu 17.04 amd64 $ umount /dev/sdc1 $ df -h ... #sdc1 now not listed $ sudo dd if=./memtest86-usb.img of=sdc 307200+0 ...
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How to create an Ubuntu distro from VirtualBox Ubuntu Image? [duplicate]

I have an UbuntuServer installed and filled with packages that I need, and it's ready for work. Can I make a distro from VirtualBox image of UbuntuServer in to .iso installable file with all the ...
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Same Ubuntu installation with additional software on multiple machines? [duplicate]

I have 20 identical small form factor pc that are going to be used as digital signage machines. we are using ubuntu on them. So my question is, is there some way that i can install on one machine ...
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Bootable pendrive

I was creating a bootable pen drive from Ubuntu disk image and before creating my C drive had a space of approx 3GB. The disk image took a space of approx 1.4GB in C drive and when I was finished ...
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How to copy symlink files from the ISO Ubuntu installer to a usb stick ( for uefi machine )?

I want to copy the latest Ubuntu release installer ISO to a usb key. I may be wrong but from my knowledge, on an uefi machine it is not necessary to have boot in MBR, the EFI folder suffices to boot ...
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how to change fat partition label on disk image file?

the command: sudo mlabel -i /dev/sdb1 ::my_external meant to apply the new label my_external for the /dev/sdb1 drive or partition, if only it's a separate device one. what would be the command for ...
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How to backup entire disk for Ubuntu Server quickly and easily

I want to create an image of Ubuntu Server installation so that when I need to create a new server I can really quickly install the image on a new USB drive. I was planning to use DD for this but my ...
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Can not mount partition from virtual harddisk

I want to make a virtual harddisk because I am trying to build a linux system from source. Following this tutorial, I have successfully created a virtual harddisk image. I made 20 GB of it, did mkfs ...
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Run a linux partition on VirtualBox

On my computer, I had multiple partitions and operating systems. /dev/sda1 -> recovery /dev/sda2 -> linux /dev/sda3 -> swap /dev/sda4 -> windows I made an image backup of the linux ...
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Mount dd image for my USB

I'm trying to mount a .dd image. I followed 2 methods without success ... Method 1 1st step: root@evilcode1:/root# blkid qassam.dd qassam.dd: UUID="524F4B6665E82B4E" TYPE="ntfs" 2nd step: I ran ...
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Qt5 fs-archiver does not work anymore since 17.10

I've already used Qt4/Qt5 fs-archiver with Xubuntu/Ubuntu 16. However, since i upgraded to 17.10 i always get the same error message when i start to make a whole disc image as backup. I use an ASUS TP ...
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How to add WiFi password and static IP to OSMC, before saving the image?

I would like (using Ubuntu 18.04) to save my Wifi password and a static IP on an OSMC disc image before "burning" this image to an SD card to be used in my raspberry pi 3. The reason is that I have a ...
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SD card content not showing up in Ubuntu

I have burned OS image (.img) into a new SD card (Sandisk 16GB) use LibreELEC USB-SD creator tool on Ubuntu laptop. I assume I don't need to format SD card before writing. Then I tried browse SD card ...
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Making an iso of windows 10

i'm using both Windows 10 and Ubuntu, and i'd like to create a disk image of my windows 10 system partition, since its current configuration is satisfying. Which tool do you know of that could have ...
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Transferring Disk Image from 5400 RPM HD to SSD / Does it just work, do I have to fix configs, or is it hard/impossible to do? [duplicate]

I have a disk image I made with dd for an install of Ubuntu that was on my slow 5400 rpm HD. I want to move the install to my SSD, but I'm anticipating that when I use dd to write to the SSD things ...
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Cloning Ubuntu and use it in dual boot with windows [duplicate]

I have a Dell laptop that runs Windows 10. I also have an empty partition on this laptop's HDD that I want to install Ubuntu there and use it as a dual boot machine. In addition I have Lenovo laptop ...
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How to ensure that a disk image shared by someone is safe to use?

I have downloaded and am using an ubuntu image that someone has shared on github (well, the torrent which I downloaded). I am sure that this person's intentions are good and it seems like a very ...
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Can I make an image from the disk starting at x address?

I'm trying to get a specific data from the disk starting at specific address (don't know if it was physical address or not, ex: 0x00000000DA88FFFF, with size 0x5776). Actually I'm new with disk imager ...
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How would I extract a .img file

I am trying to extract a .img file (hard disk image with with Chromium OS on it). I have not been able to find any way to do this other than mounting it but that is not usable because it shows up as ...
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How to mount disks automatically without fstab?

When I update my system, I always set up the disks to be mounted automatically. The standard behaviour of Ubuntu is unsuitable for my purposes since there are programs accessing disks before I have ...
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Is there a recommended image backup path to ensure I can restore my previous install if the new image fails?

I'm still on 14.04 and I'm using my laptop for things related to a production server. I need a way to have an absolutely rock solid backup plan before my upgrade to next LTS. I'm sure nobody wants ...
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glance image-create fails with error Unable to establish connection

I installed openstack using conjure-up(single node installation - all services of openstack on one server, this is for experimental purposes) and then was able to upload couple of sample images as ...
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What's the easiest way to upgrade to 16 from my current situation? [closed]

I have an old laptop that doesn't get used frequently but is very important when it does get used. It's an inspiron 6000 just in case this makes a difference. I'm currently running 12.04 and that's ...
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My USB is not imaging properly

I have a dual boot system (Windows 10 and Ubuntu, Windows fast boot is off), and thus have many partitions on my hard disk. At boot, the USB drive is imaging fine on Ubuntu, and is working in all of ...
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Can I make image of 'extended' partition using dd?

I have extended partition that contains three another partition. All I want to do is make copied image of that 'extended' partition. I followed steps shown in here, and ran this sudo dd if=/dev/sdc3 ...
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Is posting a system image legal? [duplicate]

I will be using ubuntu for a research experiment at a university. I will be needing to put all meterials on a open science framework website, and am wondering if its legal to post a system image that ...
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Super slow mksquashfs involving Wine?

My Ubuntu install is on SSD drive ext4 format with LVM. I'm making a 'backup' by: Creating a snapshot, then using mksquashfs to copy the snapshot to an external drive. The problem is after a short ...
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How to update and add new packages in chroot?

I have a Disk Image but this Disk Image has not some packages like libjpeg. First of all I mount the Disk Image to directory and then I change root to this directory. Unfortunately apt-get update and ...
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Installing ubuntu on Mid-2007 macbook

Background I was given an old mid-2007 white macbook for me to play with and I thought I would like to dual boot ubuntu on it. The CD drive is broken. The CPU is 64 bit. What I've done so far: I ...
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How can I make a bootable, unattended USB restore disk?

I have a load of 14.04 kiosk systems, halfway across the country. These are horrible little integrated devices. I need to upgrade them all to 16.04 to support a new software stack. do-release-upgrade ...
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How to truncate unallocated parts from an image with multiple partitions

I created unallocated space for my each partition of my drive to copy it smaller hard drive. But my image is still 240 gb because sectors are still starts from old locations before unallocation ...
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How do I distribute the Linux I've customized as a (small) bootable USB? [duplicate]

I have been working on a custom version of xubuntu that has a set of preinstalled software and scripts. I have done what I can in VBox, and would like to move on to flashing the distro to USB drives. ...
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Imaging drive with Disk utility

I am trying to create an image of /dev/sda1 on an external drive using the "Disks" utility. When I select "Create disk image," set everything up and click "Start creating..." it asks for the root ...
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dd image my internal hdd to my external hdd

How to take image from my internal hdd to external one using dd ?? This is my hdd info root@PartedMagic:~# lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─...
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How to write a disk image to a USB stick while downloading it from a torrent?

I am currently torrenting a bootable ISO image that I need to write to a flash drive. My download speed and my write speed to the drive are comparable, and to save time I was wondering if there is a ...
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[Ubuntu endless recursive Synch Image load

MAAS Region Controller is well connected with Rack Controller but since now never synched. Was checking the error log in Rack Controller showing me following: May 19 03:26:45 rackA maas.networks....
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Writing to disk using `pv` seems to be fast at first and slow at the end

I was writing a kubuntu image to my usb stick using this command pv /home/manuel/Downloads/torrents/kubuntu-16.10-desktop-amd64.iso > /dev/sdb However, the output progress bar of pv was half-...
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Is it safe to stop dd after 30 mins, to add bs= to speed things up?

I've been running dd for about 30 mins, and would like to stop using ctrl-c, and then restart using bs= to speed the process up. Is this safe? Will stopping dd midway through copying from internal ...
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Backup full system image to amazon s3

The normal way i get used to take full image backup for my server to external device by: dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/my_device/disk_sda.img Or to another external server: ssh root@111.111.111.111 "dd ...