[ltp] cloning 14G drives
Tue, 23 Nov 1999 11:49:34 -0500
Chris Schumann wrote:
> This is highly unlikely since DOS is limited to working with 8GB drives,
> or rather the first 8GB of any drive. However, there could be software
> (DOS or otherwise) that accesses the drive directly.
> Linux should be able to copy any drive up to 137GB, the limit of LBA
> addressing, just using dd.
> Can anyone confirm this?
> On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Mark Kennedy wrote:
> > assumption: you can't clone a drive larger than 2G with linux since
> > there is no kernel support for 64-bit offsets on intel hardware
> > (yet) and since there is no I/O interface that uses block numbers
> > instead of byte offsets. is this assumption right? if it is,
> > does anyone know of any freely available DOS-based clone writer utility?
> > or does anyone have a recommendation for a commercial alternative?
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that's what i thought originally. but empirically, it isn't so.
i tried 'dd' and a small perl program (based on sysread). both
stopped at approx. the same barrier: 7,560M.
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