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Random Linux+ Question March 6

Discussion in 'Linux+' started by tripwire45, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    What does the following command do?
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    dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/dev/hdb1
    1. Creates a new boot disk
    2. Creates an image of a floppy
    3. Duplicates a diskette from the first disk drive to the second
    4. Duplicates a drive or partition of a drive to another like object
    5. Copies an entire disk device to another disk
    6. Backs up the MBR
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    [HIDE]Number 4 I think.

    Basic Linux Commands [/HIDE]
     
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hm - I can never remember which device is which - I'll go for [HIDE]4[/HIDE]

    Harry.
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    [HIDE]Did a bit of googling and still not sure but will go for 4

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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    The correct answer is 4. You all nailed it. :)
     
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  6. MattyW

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    [HIDE]4. In this case it's copying the image of the first partition of hda and overwritiing the first partition of hdb[/HIDE]
     
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