Somewhat OT: cloning hard disks

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Tue Sep 23 16:27:27 EDT 2008

Was just given the task of cloning several machines from a master that I 
installed.  THe master has both Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 installed.  
What's the best way to make an image of this drive so it can be copied 
to several other drives? I was thinking of just using DD, but is there 
any faster way? partimage looked interesting, but it looked like a pain 
to clone an entire disk (doing it one partition at a time, then losing 
the MBR from the original drive).
Also looked at clonezilla which looked somewhat promising (it uses a 
console interface so could have speakup integrated into it), but I was 
unable to find any source (or even a copy of the kernel config so I 
could recompile)
Any advice would be greatly apreciated.

lp1 on fire
	-- One of the more obfuscated kernel messages

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