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Re: drive names and UUIDs, was Re: Intresting dd fsck grub uuid fstab action




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On Sat, Jun 03, 2017 at 05:59:06PM +0200, Pascal Hambourg wrote:
> Le 03/06/2017 à 17:48, Gene Heskett a écrit :
> >
> >I don't believe that will work.  dd runs on the raw device, not to an
> >artificially created "partition".
> 
> dd runs on any type of device, including partitions.

Exactly. Or to nit the pick a tad more: dd copies a raw byte stream:
that can be a device, a partition, a chunk thereof or even a file.
Whatever the OS can represent as a byte stream.

Cheers
- -- t
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