Write a Linux DD image with Windows

Posted on 2011-10-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I have a 120Mb Linux boot partition in DD format I would like to write onto a hard disk.

Is there a windows utility (with a GUI preferably) I can use for this ? WinDD only seems to do physical partitions.

I realise I could boot into (for example mandrake one) but I would like to be able to make the process as easy as possible to pass on to other people.

Perhaps I need to simply find a way to convert a DD file into a GHO file ?

Anyway, any help is appreciated.

Question by:Zach2001
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    Just boot linux from LiveCD, like Ubuntu, and use native linux dd utility.
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    by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
    Have you tried WinImage?
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    Winimage is quite good - limited though, for this scenario - thanks for that - however, the way I managed to do it was as follows:

    To check size and existance of linux partitions: EASEUS\EASEUS Partition Master 9.1.0 Home
    To mount and enable writing of Linux Partition: Ext2FSD 0.51
    To Mount and extract DD image data: explore2fs-1.08beta9

    The latter two are brilliant.

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    Really glad this was doable for free.

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