Joined: July 2006
||Posted: Feb. 24 2007,00:22
I think the standard is .img for hd images?
Maybe, but I think using 'dd' again will be a better idea (switch the if and of parameters) which will do so.
|I belive it writes all the data back to it (boot sector, partition table, contents, etc...)?|
|But if I create image from a partition (for example /dev/hda1) it includes only the contents of that partition (excluding partition info, bootsector; but including file permissions)?|
You can, however, avoid the use of doing all of hda (since that's usually Huge) by using the partition method - and still have the mbr by using bs=512 (and count=1 i think) parameter to dd (not too sure of this number... don't remember exactly - might depend on your device setup)
I have only done 'real' testing using usb storage devices though.
Not sure about your question about CD's though. I have used multi-track sessions on them, but do not know if they are the same as regular hd partitions. Hybrid Audio/Data CD's are an example afaik.