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January 1st, 2011, 09:24 PM
Uhm..... >.<

I am using dd on a live CD to make an image of /dev/sda5 and insert it into /dev/sdb2

Right now I typed in this: sudo dd if=/dev/sda5 of=/dev/sdb2 bs=1024

NOTE: Oops, I forgot I needed to press ctrl-shift-c but at first I pressed the same combo without the shift and now it is showing me this:

^C2200058+0 records in
2200057+0 records out
2252858368 bytes (2.3 GB) copied, 372.618 s, 6.0 MB/s

And how do I do it completely without any mistakes?

solar george
January 2nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
While you're in a terminal Ctrl+c ends the current program.
From that output it looks like you'll be there for some time waiting for the copy to complete, dd is a old-style *nix tool and won't print a progress bar or anything unless theres a error or you send it a USR1 signal.

sudo pkill -USR1 dd