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linux paths helix boot CD

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I am using a free boot CD called Helix 3, which comes with a dos type utility to take a forensics image (replica copy) of an internal HDD (not encrypted). I have booted my system into helix, and selected the appropriate utility (linen)... applications > forensics and IR > linen

The linen app lists all physical and logic HDD in the machine.  

For example the internal HDD is listed as (/dev/sda/):

/dev/sda1
/dev/sda2
/dev/sda3

And the USB drive on which I want to write a copy of the internal HDD to (/dev/sdb1:

/dev/sdb1

I then chose the acquire option, which prompts for which drive I want to take a copy of. So I chose the "sda" option which will include all logical drives. It then (this is where the issue is) prompts for a path and file name on which to write the image to. When I put a path of /dev/sdb/sdb1 or /dev/sdb1/ it doesnt like it, and fails. Is there a standard naming convention for linux drives when specifying a path to write a file to? By default its just trying to write the drive to the sba1 drive (which maybe because it is the first partition on the list of drives on the machine)

Completely lost and there is very little in the way of user guides for this utility...
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