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Thread: Installing with with the dd or rawrite tools

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Installing with with the dd or rawrite tools

    I need to restore the Edubuntu installation on my PC2Go Classmate laptop. The problem is that all the data, including OS, on the machine is in a tiny partition and I can't use the rest of the 40G hard drive. (I think this happened because I screwed up an application install with the Synaptic tool.) I can't get on to the Internet with this machine now, even though I could when I first got it.

    I downloaded the Edubuntu 8.04.1 (Hardy Heron) CMPC Remix Daily Build, using a Windows machine, onto a USB drive. However, I don't know how to create the dd or rawrite command on the USB so that I can move the image onto the Classmate. (The code is dd if=/tmp/hardy-classmate-20080311.img of=/dev/sdd)

    Any ideas for me? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Installing with with the dd or rawrite tools

    I think you need to be root to do this, maybe try:

    sudo dd if=/tmp/hardy-classmate-20080311.img of=/dev/sdd

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