copying hardisks

I have to copy one hardisk to another empty hasrdisk of same size byte by byte
include partition tables.

Please tell me how can it be done in linux.
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samriCommented:
mallah,

    Try using dd (double check "man dd").

    But make sure the device is attached to the system and functioning.

   try dd if=/dev/source of=/dev/destination

   Assuming that you have this setup.

   Primary IDE Controller  : 1 hd
                                 
   Secondary  IDE       : source hd
                              dest HD

    then try dd if=/dev/hdb of=/dev/hdc

    I hope this work (never tried though).


samri
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mallahAuthor Commented:
I will try and award you.
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tostosCommented:
use program called ghost
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samriCommented:
Mallah,

    Is is working?

samri
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mallahAuthor Commented:
samri, I too feel dd should work
but sorry I no more need or have the scope to test it. I wish to award you points , but I don't know how, when I view my posted question i don't see any interface for giving you points instead
 tostos name appears.



tostos , I tried to search 'ghost' program  in freshmeat but could not get,
can you tell me where can i find it ?
if the  program is good enough i might award you points.


Thanks.
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