Re: Some help with dd backing up into an iso
- Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 15:11:42 +0100
- From: Elimar Riesebieter <riesebie@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Some help with dd backing up into an iso
* GiaThnYgeia <GiaThnYgeia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [2017-03-07 00:11 +0000]:
> I am not very confident I am doing this right and it seems wrong, I
> can't locate any documentation that results into proper options.
> I tried backing up an 8gb USB that has 2 partitions in it, one had 1.7gb
> of data on it.
> I used dd if=/dev/sdb of=usbfilename.iso
> The resulting image was the full size of the disk.
/dev/sdX is always the whole device. If you want the two partitions
sepearated you have to choose /dev/sdXA, which in your case should
be /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2 I assume.
On the keyboard of life you have always
to keep a finger at the escape key;-)